Colin Kaepernick made a calculated decision during the preseason of the 2016 NFL that reverberated all through our country. Instead of focusing on why he silently protested, many people wanted to be angry at the fact he had the nerve to protest. How dare he, a multi-millionaire athlete use his platform to promote dialogue in a country that tries fo masquerade its current divisive condition.
Even more troubling for me was the chorus that some of my fellow African Americans began to echo: “Henaint gonna make any difference” or “He will quit and not follow through on commitments that he made to make it more than just kneeling.” I personally got agitated when I heard talking head after talking head who don’t have spine enough to make a stance say “I wouldn’t have done it the way he did” or “What is this going to accomplish?”
Collin has simply and quietly done what he said he was going to do. He has hosted seminars in various cities speaking to our young people about how to interact with police officers, convinced Turkish AIrlines to allow him and a group of like minded individuals to load up a plane full of supplies for war torn Somalia. What an example of true compassion for humanity!
Well he has now given away 100 custom made suits to men who are on parole in New York. The suits were given to the men who are interviewing for jobs. These men are trying to get re-engaged into society after paying their debts. Thank God for a man like Kap, who isn’t concerned about a brand, or his image, but is more concerned about his fellow brother.