Leftist former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has finally come about his “civil rights” agenda after it emerged that he’s been working with prominent Marxists on his new book.
In an interview with journalist Indigo Olivier for the New Republic, Kaepernick gave up the game when he defended partnering with leading Marxists to edit a new pro-black studies anthology.
Kaepernick, whose estimated net worth is $20 million, says he’s working with Marxists because “black liberation simply isn’t possible under capitalism.”
Ironically, the “free agent” football player has already earned $3 million in corporate sponsorship deals this year alone.
During his new interview, “anti-capitalist” Kaepernick made no mention of returning any of his wealth or donating it to charity.
Kaepernick worked with editors Robin D.G. Kelley and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on his new book.
When Olivier asked Kaepernick why he worked with “two of the most prominent Black Marxists in the country,” he said:
“I’ve long admired Keeanga and Robin’s work as well as their uncompromising political analysis and understanding that black liberation simply isn’t possible under capitalism.
“I think the anthology makes this argument quite well, and I hope it challenges readers to see that racism is not white supremacy’s only ingredient.
“White supremacy persists in part because of its relationship with capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and so on.”
Kaepernick also took swipes at President Donald Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“You’ve described Our History Has Always Been Contraband as the type of book Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t want you to read, and your co-editors both reference Trump’s 1776 Commission as a backlash to the 1619 Project,” Oliver asked Kaepernick.
“What are your thoughts on the GOP’s obsession with attacking Black Studies?”
Kaepernick responded: “Black Studies and, more generally, a critical engagement with U.S. history, threatens the white supremacist status quo.
“Any attempt to whitewash the past should actually be understood as a concrete step toward fascism and a desire to build a nation-state where power is concentrated in the hands of a self-anointed few.
“That said, I wouldn’t characterize GOP attacks on Black Studies as an ‘obsession’ but rather as core to their white supremacist political project.”
OUR HISTORY HAS ALWAYS BEEN CONTRABAND is the type of book @GovRonDeSantis doesn’t want you to read.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) May 24, 2023