Give me a break. It is obvious you are offering a White person’s perspective here. And for the record, I have never heard the term Black Lives Matter come from Kaepernick. So if you want to exalt Kaepernick to head of a movement that I say is not helping Blacks, you too are misinformed.

I do know his girlfriend is a supporter of BLM but I think Kaepernick has done more in the fight against police brutality than BLACKLIVESMATTER has since it came to be in 2014.

Kaepernick gets my Angelic Troublemaker award. No police cars have been overturned. No traffic has been blocked. No protest marches to City Hall. All he did was hurt the feelings of those who respect a flag over humans.

Furthermore, the San Francisco Police Officer’s Association wrote a letter to the NFL and the 49ers demanding an apology from the 49ers QB and the Santa Clara police union threatened to not volunteer to work 49er home games in a letter to the 49ers CEO if the team did not take action against Kaepernick.

This is police brutality by intimidation. These arrogant badge for brains letters will cause more people to see that Kaepernick is right to take a knee and not recite the anthem in protest of such police brutality.

Kaepernick was drafted in 2011 by the 49ers. Trayvon Martin was murdered by a want-to-be cop in 2012. George Zimmerman was acquitted of that murder in 2014.

But you want this man to be an expert in this short of time. Please! Get real.

Kaepernick has never claimed he has the answers he merely is bringing more attention to an issue that White America would rather not hear about.

1983 to 1993 Bible Study teacher at SF juvenile hall. Currently prison reform activist and author of Case Game - Activating the Activist; an autobiography.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store