Colin Kaepernick Accuses His Own White Adoptive Parents of ‘Perpetuating Racism’

by Eric Lendrum


Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick has released a new memoir, in which he insults the White couple that adopted him and raised him, accusing them of “problematic” behavior and “perpetuating racism.”

As reported by the Daily Caller, Kaepernick’s memoir, “Change the Game,” is written as a graphic novel. He further expanded upon what he said in the book in an interview with CBS News on Thursday.

“I know my parents loved me,” said Kaepernick. “But there were still very problematic things that I went through. I think it was important to show that, no, this can happen in your own home, and how we move forward collectively while addressing the racism that is being perpetuated.”

In one example that Kaepernick cites, he told his parents that he wanted to get his hair done in a cornrow style, so that he could imitate the look of NBA player Allen Iverson. But his mother first asked what cornrows even meant, before commenting that the look was “not professional” and that it made him look “like a little thug.”

“Those became spaces where it’s like, ‘Okay, how do I navigate the situation right now?’” Kaepernick continued in the interview. “But it also has informed why I have my hair long today.”

Kaepernick used to play for the San Francisco 49ers, but in 2016 he garnered widespread backlash after he knelt during the playing of the National Anthem during one game, a protest gesture that he continued in subsequent games in a  direct effort to disrespect the American flag and the United States as a whole. He subsequently was not re-signed with the 49ers and never joined another team, claiming that he was blacklisted from the NFL for political reasons, while others have asserted that he was already on his way out of the sport due to being a mediocre football player.

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Eric Lendrum reports for American Greatness.
Photo “Colin Kaepernick” by Colin Kaepernick.




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3 Thoughts to “Colin Kaepernick Accuses His Own White Adoptive Parents of ‘Perpetuating Racism’”

  1. Concerned

    Sure Colon, you have to manufacture something, anything, to keep your mug in the paper. While you are at it, why not blame King Charles, you have plenty of material that Meghan has already confabulated. Colon accomplished nothing during his 15 minutes of fame. Lost in his self promoted martyrdom is the fact he lost his starting position with the 49ers and thus tried force a trade to the Jets to be next to his girlfriend. All the protesting was subsequent to his being benched, he is and never was a hero. If he had the skills he professes to have he would have been on another team roster years ago. Who are you going to blame next Colon? MLK? Obama? Gates?

  2. David Longfellow

    Race scammers are beneath contempt.

  3. Truthy McTruthFace

    what an absolute slimeball.

    throws his adoptive parents under the bus to try to keep himself relevant