Colin Kaepernick must be jealous of all the attention that Meghan Markle is getting. After accusing football, America and the planet of racism, he decided to go after the white couple who adopted him at 5 weeks old.
Controversial football star Colin Kaepernick accused his white adoptive parents of perpetuating racism in a new interview.
“I know my parents loved me, but there were still very problematic things that I went through,” Kaepernick said.
“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.”
What was the racism?
Kaepernick, in an attempt to idolize basketball player Allen Iverson, wanted to embrace his blackness by wearing cornrows, but his mother pushed back.
“He’s getting what rolls?” his mother, Teresa, is cited as saying in the book.
In reality, she allegedly told him: “Oh, your hair’s not professional. Oh, you look like a little thug.”
The conversation with his mother has continued to impact Kaepernick’s life decades later, he said, even influencing his now-famous afro hairstyle.
Feel his pain.
Plenty of black mothers have told their sons the same thing.
And Kaepernick is the son of a white mother and an unknown father who it has been claimed is black. The graphic novel in which this story is retold hilariously makes Colin look far more black than he is in real life. After years of not playing football, Kaepernick makes money accusing everyone of racism. And he’s running out of targets. All of this is all the more absurd since he’s at least half-white if not more and his victimhood is now done to a hairstyle. Colin needs cornrows because as an attempt to remind people he’s black.