Black Like Him: Colin Kaepernick And Race

Posted in Articles, Media Archive, United States on 2016-09-04 01:15Z by Steven

Black Like Him: Colin Kaepernick And Race

The Games Men Play: Sports. Culture. Sex.

Georgette Gouveia

“Only in America could a conversation about racial oppression devolve into one black millionaire calling out a biracial millionaire for not knowing what’s it’s like to be truly oppressed.”

So posted Mark Thomas on an ESPN thread about NFL analyst Rodney Harrison criticizing San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick after he sat through the National Anthem in a preseason game to protest violence toward blacks and other people of color in this country. Harrison said that Kaepernick – whom all eyes will be on when the Niners take on the San Diego Chargers on CBS’ “Thursday Night Football” – didn’t know what it was like to be a black man…

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