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Colin Kaepernick says it is hard to tell loved ones they are Racist | Another shot at his adoptive parents

Colin Kaepernick takes a shot at his adoptive Mother because she hated his cornrows
Colin Kaepernick says it is hard to tell loved ones they are Racist | Another shot at his adoptive parents

Colin Kaepernick is at it again. He is releasing a new graphic book called Change the Game detailing his high school years before he entered the spotlight of professional sports, and he is back in the news for saying it is hard to call out racist parents.

Kaepernick got a lot of backlash (and deservedly so) last month for saying that his white adoptive parents “perpetuated racism.”

“I know my parents loved me, but there were still very problematic things that I went through,” the 35-year-old said.

“I think it was important to show that, no, this can happen in your home, and how you move forward collectively while addressing the racism that is being perpetuated.”

Kaepernick revealed that when he had cornrows as a child, his mother said, “Your hair is not professional, you look like a little thug.”

Kaepernick believes many people believe their parents are racist, too.

“I’ve had a lot of responses from other trans-racial adoptees on that front,” he said. “Just like having similar experiences and having similar family dynamics that they’re trying to navigate.”

“It is very difficult for people to have a nuanced conversation around it to be, like, yeah, the people that love you and that you love can also perpetuate very problematic elements, and those things can exist at the same time,” he said. “And part of it is, like, how do you grapple with that? How do you navigate that? And especially at a young age? And it’s, like, are you equipped to navigate that and are your parents equipped to navigate that?”

I am not sure how I feel about this, because at the end of the day, he is taking shots at people that raised you when they did not have to. I know that does not sound good, but there are so many ungrateful people in this country, and especially in football. I have been doing this job helping football players for years, and I have probably helped 1000’s of players, and do you know how many times I have heard thank you? Maybe a handful.

People are ungrateful and it does not surprise me that Kaepernick will do anything to make a quick buck even if that puts the people who raised him in the spotlight. He was a young black kid being raised by two white older adults. I am sure there were things that were said that shouldn’t have, but do you have to oust them in public? Is this going to help your relationship with them? How about your children’s relationship with their grandparents? I don’t get it, but I guess he doesn’t need his adoptive parents anymore so screw them.


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