Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has found himself in hot water with many NFL fans. Despite earning nearly $40 million from football and $20 million from Nike, Kaepernick hypocritically criticized capitalism instead of thanking it.
Colin Kaepernick says ‘white supremacy persists’ because of ‘capitalism’ while promoting book with marxists https://t.co/QbLabfEUhY
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He firmly believes “black liberation” is unattainable under capitalism and blames none other than “white supremacists,” despite being a liberated black man himself.
Kaepernick has now collaborated with prominent Black Marxist academics, Robin D.G. Kelley and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, on a book project defending a controversial race-centered curriculum in American schools.
In an interview with The New Republic, he justified his decision to contribute to “Our History Has Always Been Contraband: In Defense of Black Studies,” which heavily draws from Critical Race Theory (CRT) derived from Marxism and includes radical gender theories.
Expressing admiration for the Black Marxists, Kaepernick emphasized their uncompromising political analysis and understanding that Black liberation cannot be achieved within capitalism. He asserted that the anthology effectively argues this point and hopes it challenges readers to recognize that racism is not the sole ingredient of white supremacy.
He delves into concepts like heteropatriarchy, a system of power and control that positions cis-straight white males as superior in gender and sexuality. From his initial act of kneeling during the National Anthem, Kaepernick has come a long way.
He advocates that “Black studies” is for everyone but simultaneously claims it to be core to the “white supremacist political project.” He asserts that a sophisticated understanding of Black history and genuine relationships with Black people are essential for white individuals to support the Black freedom movement without causing harm.
Kaepernick argues that GOP attacks on Black Studies are not merely an “obsession” but are fundamentally tied to their white supremacist political agenda. When it comes to Kaepernick’s radicalization, he attributes it to his political education from the works of Black radical thinkers and conversations with Black radical organizers.
These experiences have shaped the work and political framework of his nonprofit organization, Know Your Rights Camp, dedicated to empowering communities. Despite Kaepernick’s anti-capitalist stance, it’s worth noting that he resides in a $5.4 million mansion in Las Vegas. This underscores the disparity between his rhetoric and his personal life.
Colin Kaepernick’s intellectual facade fails to explain his fixation on racism and white supremacy. He joins the ranks of millionaire race hustlers like Barack Obama, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Whoopi Goldberg, and Joy Reid.
While condemning an allegedly unjust system, Kaepernick continues to thrive within it. It’s worth mentioning that his book is available to purchase on Amazon for $52.