Colin Kaepernick: Potentially Losing Career but Winning History by a Landslide, by Davin Michael Stedman

The Colin Kaepernick story is one of the most fascinating stories of our generation. Most people didn’t even realize he was part African American until the media promoted his heartwarming adoption story, which explained why his parents were not Sicilian or Latin.

Once he switched out his dooshy baseball flat brimmed cap and grew his hair out like an Afrocentric Freedom Fighter America actually decided that Colin is a Black Man (and should be treated as such).

And when he sat down with a Navy Seal from The Seahawks and agreed to respectfully take a knee like Tebow (which is kind of more respectful than a hand over where your heart really isn’t), America treated him historically as they have treated so many African American heroes. Like a dust bin.

Hell, does anybody realize that the only reason nobody gave Kareem Abdul Jabbar a chance to coach at UCLA was because he changed his name from Lew Alcindor? Kareem lost the UCLA coaching job his rookie year in the NBA. That was his dream. To follow in the footsteps of his mentor John Wooden.

If Kaep had played the White Card and stoop up for Donald Trump he would be wearing a Patriots uniform. On second thought, he wouldn’t be considered an unemployed back up. There would be just another bidding War for a QB that might have once been considered overrated.

There has been a lot of fair talk about White male athletes not speaking up for Colin. At least Pete Carrol let’s his intelligent players speak their mind and use their platform on social issues. The Hawks have been pretty damn good on this historical issue dealing with the treatment of a man they dismantled like a piece of IKEA furniture on the field. The world is a stage much bigger than a fake grass field.

For the record, Colin stood up for The USA by sitting down in an America that elected a president that has now openly called for Police brutality. Colin may lose his career but he has won History by a landslide.

I am only mad at him because I was wrong about him. I thought he was like a dooshy assistant Manager at Lids in the Alderwood Mall. I thought he was a dumb ass.
But if he keeps giving all of his money to important Charities and causes he might eventually end up working there.

This has really got to point where I think he has done enough. For despite of the open warning against dissent as the league attempts to blacklist him, I think it’s time some other heroes, of the American nationality; White, Black or naturally tan, take up his message in their own way.

I’ll stand for the national anthem, but I once watched a real patriot take a knee, because some one needed to sound the damn alarm about the rise of American fascism.
…imagine if Tebow gets signed as Colin watches at home. Tebow scores and has to decide whether to take a knee. Awkward.

Wait till Colin gets a statue. Awesome. I’ll chip in for that. I want to put it in Robert Kraft’s f_cking lawn.

– Musician and writer Davin Michael Stedman has many musical ventures and is one of the driving forces behind the Staxx Brothers. He is planning a tour of Nigeria for 2018.

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