Sport Watch: Colin Kaepernick posts impactful statement as calendar reaches July 4
Opinion: NFL's gestures in confronting racism are meaningless so long as Colin Kaepernick remains unsigned
NFL will play the Black national anthem at every Week 1 game. But gestures confronting racism are meaningless as long as Colin Kaepernick is unsigned.Everything, that is, except the one thing it needs to do. The one thing that could actually have a significant impact.
Colin Kaepernick took to social media Saturday to post a passionate, powerful statement as the calendar reached July 4.
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. ✊????— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7)
The former NFL quarterback, who has been exiled by the league since the 2017 offseason, is one of the most important social activists on the sports scene and continues to be so.
Report: NFL teams speaking to associates of Colin Kaepernick
It appears as if Colin Kaepernick is closer to landing an NFL roster spot than he has been in years.According to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network, teams have begun reaching out to “friends and associates” of Kaepernick as they assess whether signing the quarterback would be right for them.
Your reminder that Black people weren't even considered people on July 4, 1776.— Robert Reich (@RBReich)
Disney Signs Colin Kaepernick to First-Look Deal .
The Walt Disney Company has signed a first-look deal with Colin Kaepernick and his production arm, Ra Vision Media. The partnership will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity, and per ESPN "provide a new platform to showcase the work of Black and Brown directors and producers." The deal encompasses multiple Disney platforms including ESPN, Hulu, Pixar and The Undefeated, the company's website focused on sports and culture. The first project in development as part of this deal is an ESPN-produced docuseries chronicling Kaepernick's journey.