Oh what a difference a decade makes. Serial victim and still unemployed activist quarterback Colin Kaepernick continued his narrative of hating on anything that has to do with American history, especially if that anything is a holiday meant to commemorate the country that gave him everything he has and continues to receive.
Kaepernick used the Independence Day holiday to display his animus towards the “racist” nation that made him — a black man — a millionaire. He claimed through a tweet that he and other “Black ppl” “reject your celebration of white supremacy.” The tweet also had a video that showed historical oppression of black people in the U.S. laid over fireworks and the beginning of the Constitution.
Take a look at his tweet below (WARNING: Some graphic images):
Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all. ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/YCD2SYlgv4— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2020
Kaepernick sang a completely different tune back in 2011, a couple months after he was drafted in the second round of that year’s NFL draft by the San Francisco 49ers.
Happy 4th of july everyone I hope everyone has a blessed day— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) July 4, 2011
What happened? Who knows exactly how Kaepernick was radicalized? It wasn’t long after Kaepernick began dating racist activist and radio personality Nessa Diab that Kaepernick began his own “activism.”