Just when we thought he was finally out of our lives forever, Colin Kaepernick and Netflix release a new special where he tells us once again how oppressed he and the other black players in the NFL are, saying that being a professional athlete is equal to being a slave.
“Colin in Black and White” is a six-part docudrama series “recounting his formative years navigating race, class, and culture while aspiring for greatness.” It tells the story of his teenage white mother being left by his black father before the baby was born, leading her to put the baby up for adoption by financially comfortable white parents in Turlock, California where the median home price is $450,000 – not exactly a slum!
The internet responded accordingly, calling Kaepernick what he is: a race baiting con artist more concerned with his celebrity than with the black community, with some of the more notable responses including the following:
Matt Walsh: “Kaepernick spent half a decade crying that NFL teams wouldn’t give him a shot and now he’s decided that actually being an NFL player is like being a slave. This dude is the most obvious and shameless con artist in modern American history.”
Lauren Chen: “No, Colin Kaepernick. Being a millionaire athlete is not like being a slave.”
Zaild Jilani: “If Kaepernick wants to learn about slavery he could start by asking his employer Nike how they produce goods in China.”
And the best one: