Some have accused Colin Kaepernick of engaging in an anti-White racist rage after he appeared before the media to bash his parents, accusing the pair of engaging in racism after adopting and raising him.
CBS News aired an interview with the former NFL player, discussing his “journey explaining his ‘Blackness’ despite resistance from many, including his White-adopted parents.”
Kaepernick acknowledged his parents love him but stressed that there are still “very problematic things that [he] went through.”
The former NFL player recounted a time when his mother objected to him styling his hair into cornrows, noting that she said it is not “professional” and that he “look[s] like a little thug.”
He added that those experiences have informed why he has his long hair today.
Colin Kaepernick says the white parents who adopted & raised him since he was a baby were racist. The fact this dude was made into an icon by sports media is downright shameful. He’s a pathetic sad, lost child who has convinced himself pic.twitter.com/MBNx7m37ff… https://t.co/fcUSJGjn8j
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) March 10, 2023
“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,” Kaepernick told CBS.
Well-known conservative radio show host and former California gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder ridiculed Kaepernick’s remarks in a post made to Twitter.
“Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) just accused his white adoptive parents of ‘perpetuating racism’ because they objected to his afro,” Elder wrote online. “Hey #7, my black biological parents objected to mine. Do I have a lawsuit?”
Wow. And I thought anti-American Somali refugee @IlhanMN was ungrateful. Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) just accused his white adoptive parents of "perpetuating racism" because they objected to his afro. Hey #7, my black biological parents objected to mine. Do I have a lawsuit? pic.twitter.com/zh1TWjIug5
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) March 10, 2023
Kaepernick’s interview served more purposes than simply bashing his adopted parents — CBS also promoted his soon-to-be-released graphic novel, “Change the Game.” The book reportedly details part of Kaepernick’s life, discussing his experience navigating the journey from high school to his controversial athletic career.
Much like the aforementioned CBS interview, Kaepernick’s new story put his mother on blast as well — in one section she is shown exclaiming, “He’s getting what rolls?”
As PJ Media reported, Kaepernick has not played professional football since the 2016 season.
Kaepernick has a history of making accusations of racism, as was observed by many Americans after he began kneeling during the NFL’s playing of the national anthem in 2016.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color,” Kaepernick said after a match in August 2016. “To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”