Tuesday, August 30, 2016
If Colin Kaepernick is so concerned over the treatment of blacks, why doesn't he donate his $11.9 million salary guaranteed for 2016 to some black help organization like NAACP or BLM or Black Panthers and SEE HOW THAT WORKS OUT FOR HIM ???
Rodney Harrison on Colin Kaepernick: 'He's not black'
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"I tell you this, I'm a black man. And Colin Kaepernick — he's not black," Harrison said. "He can not understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on a every single (day) basis. When you walk in a grocery store, and you might have $2,000 or $3,000 in your pocket and you go up in to a Foot Locker and they're looking at you like you about to steal something.
"You know, I don't think he faces those type of things that we face on a daily basis."
Kaepernick was adopted at birth, but he comes from a biologically white mother and black father. Considering he's biracial, Kaepernick is viewed by most as a person of color and has to deal with racial issues. Just take a gander at his Twitter mentions over the last few days.
Just a few years ago, Kaepernick had to deal with racist people blasting him for kissing his tattoos. Even as a child he dealt with people judging him for the color of his skin. These are the reasons Kaepernick decided to protest, but Harrison still doesn't feel like the 49ers quarterback understands the struggle.
"I'm not saying he has to be black, but I'm saying, his heart is in the right place, but even with what he's doing, he still doesn't understand the injustices as a black man, or people of color, that's what I'm saying," Harrison said.