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Does Colin Kaepernick Favor Black Slavery?

John Rowland

Posted on April 21, 2018 22:50

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Is silence endorsement? Within a current context of narrowly-selected racial diatribes, in accepting his recent "Ambassador of Conscience" award, Colin Kaepernick (together with his supporters/enablers) is dreadfully, if not predictably, silent on a fundamental humanitarian issue: Present-day black slavery in Africa.

As a baseball pitcher in the past, Colin Kaepernick had a great arm. Today, he still has a good arm along with above-average running speed for a quarterback. He should stick to these -- and stay out of racial politics.

As evidenced by his rhetoric, Kaepernick and his enablers are concerned over "Racialized oppression and dehumanization . . ." in America. But they strangely omit one racial minority group: Asian-Americans. Hmmm.

They also make no mention that "cops kill more whites than blacks." Hmmm again.

Frankly, in relative terms, police violence against private American citizens is a small issue; certainly not one to be institutionalized onto an entire nation as Kaepernick attempted to do when he knelt for the National Anthem.

Having been called out on his cops-kill-only-blacks spiel, Kaepernick's rants now include Latinos; they also include a broadened scope that brings in the entire black/Latino population in "the prison industrial complex."

So in Colin-speak, domestic victimhood's only for blacks and now suddenly, Latinos.

But then he broadens things even further, invoking the human rights of "countless people throughout the world . . ."

Surely this includes all the black slaves in Africa today. Are Kaepernick's worries about a few American cops really worse than the black African slavery in existence today? Yet not one peep from Kaep on this -- an utter, deafening silence.

But having now achieved the same award-winning status as Nelson Mandela, what will Colin do for an encore in his great crusade against "dehumanization"? Totalitarian salutes?

 

Is This in Komrade Kaepernick's Future?

 

The cynical take on Kaepernick is that he's full of himself, simply acting as yet another race-baiter; a racial demagogue.

The more positive view holds that this treatment of his little issue may mature into a truly serious and credible activism.

John Rowland

Posted on April 21, 2018 22:50

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Source: WashPost

While America ended the institution of slavery, its deeper work now is to end racism.

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