Colin Kaepernick: More Than a QB

The NY Times article about Colin Kaepernick highlights the extracurricular activities that former NFL quarterback and current social justice activist, Colin Kaepernick Participated in aside from football. These activities made Kaepernick into a more educated, well rounded and informed person. They include completing a four-year business degree while being a record-breaking quarterback at the University of Nevada and becoming a member of Kappa Alpha Psi, a predominately African American fraternity that contributes lots of good to the community.  

Nike’s 30th anniversary video advertisement featuring Colin Kaepernick with the words “Believe in something even if it means sacrificing everything” 

Kaepernick is making an effort to “stay out of the spotlight” so the conversation is about the issues he is fighting for not himself. Kaepernick also made several generous donations to charities that help with issues that are related to parts of his life. Most importantly, Kaepernick refused to change his actions and continued to fight for the racial injustice he felt was a problem in America, even though it cost him his NFL career. These issues can be related to the propositions seen in Kevin T. Leitch’s article

John Rekrutiak 

Feature Image:  Kaepernick (Right) while he performed the action of “kneeling” during the national anthem (Source: AP/Mike McCarn)  

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