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Outspoken left-wing activist and former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick is raising eyebrows with a graphic novel entitled “Change the Game.”
In the book, Kaepernick describes his white adoptive parents as loving, but ignorant and out of touch with their son’s black identity.
Many people have criticized Kaepernick for seeing racism in everything, including his own parents who were willing to adopt and love him.
Despite intense backlash, Kaepernick has doubled down on the novel during interviews.
“It is very difficult for people to have a nuanced conversation around it,” Kaepernick said. “The people that love you and that you love can also perpetuate very problematic elements.”
It was important for me to share my story so that others who've had similar experiences would feel recognized & affirmed. Thanks for all your help, @eveewing. I hope this inspires people to #ChangeTheGame! Available at https://t.co/W4D3EuaR1w & wherever books are sold. pic.twitter.com/W6OOhOTbfO
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) March 30, 2023
Here are some of the responses:
“White couple adopts black child who becomes a millionaire NFL player only for him to belittle and condemn them because of their race”
— Piques (@piques15) April 3, 2023
I have a black daughter and if she said these things about me it would break my heart
— Brian Craig 🇺🇸 (@BrianCraigShow) April 4, 2023
That is a classless thing to do.
— James Skinner (@twgjames) April 4, 2023
Indeed, it really takes a special kind of entitlement and selfishness for someone like Kaepernick to speak like that about a family that loved him. This really is a classless thing to do.
Kaepernick might get along well with Prince Harry, another privileged celebrity who recently wrote a book slamming his own family. It seems like this is a trend among woke, entitled celebrities.
Kaepernick’s parents made a lot of sacrifices in order to raise him, so the fact that he is speaking about them this way publically is really just disturbing.