Millionaire activist Colin Kaepernick continued demonstrating an insane level of ingratitude by blaming his white adoptive parents of perpetuating systemic racism while growing up. We can only hope these people disowned him immediately after.
Leftists are and never will be happy, and Kaepernick is Exhibit A of this mental illness. Apparently being wealthier than most Americans could ever dream and growing up in a stable, loving, and two-parent household that set him up for such a path to success presented too great a burden for the former NFL quarterback-turned-social justice activist.
“I know my parents loved me. But there were still very problematic things that I went through,” the black-identifying biracial athlete claimed during an interview with CBS. “I think it was important to show that, no, this can happen in your own home, and how we move forward collectively while addressing the racism that is being perpetuated,” he added.
To prove his point that his parents engaged in racist practices and upheld white supremacy in his own home, Kaepernick pointed to the time he asked his parents to braid his hair in cornrows like his childhood idol, NBA star Allen Iverson.
“He’s getting what rolls?” his mom is portrayed as saying. It’s now an act of racism to be unfamiliar with everything about another culture. Kaep might as well sue the woman he calls his mother for not knowing what a cornrow was.
After he went through with the hairstyle, he says his mom warned his hair was “not professional” and he “looked like a little thug.”
All of this – and more, readers are promised – gets revealed in a new graphic novel bearing Kaepernick’s likeness and name titled “Change The Game.” As the book develops, Kaepernick said that he reveals many of the interactions and experienced he had during his childhood that eventually molded him into the race-based grifter he’s known as today.
“Those become spaces where it’s like, okay, how do I navigate the situation now? But it also has informed why I have my hair long today,” Kaepernick explained to CBS.
Amazon describes the former quarterback’s “graphic novel memoir” as an inspiration that celebrates the millionaire’s supposedly troubled life, writing:
High school star athlete Colin Kaepernick is at a crossroads in life. Heavily scouted by colleges and MLB as a baseball pitcher, he has a bright future ahead of him as a highly touted prospect. Everyone from his parents to his teachers and coaches are in agreement on his future. Colin feels differently.
Colin isn’t excited about baseball. In the words of five-time all-star MLB player Adam Jones, “Baseball is a white man’s game.” Colin looks up to athletes like Allen Iverson: talented, hyper-competitive, unapologetically Black, and dominating their sports while staying true to themselves. College football looks a lot more fun than sleeping on hotel room floors in the minor leagues of baseball. But Colin doesn’t have a single offer to play football. Yet.
This touching graphic novel explores the story of how a young change-maker learned to find himself and never compromise. How the right decision is very rarely the easy one, but taking the road less traveled can make all the difference in the world.
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