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Colin Kaepernick Blasts Independence Day While Posting Video Of Trip To Ghana

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick remains gainfully unemployed, but he still keeps himself busy by posting stuff on social media. Kaepernick made headlines by refusing to stand for the national anthem before games last year, and he would add more fuel to the fire he started by sharing some controversial commentary on law enforcement, race relations and the country as a whole.

As the Daily Mail shares, he was back on social media in honor of the nation’s birthday, and he hasn’t toned down his act.

“How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home,” he shared.

For a man that has made millions of dollars in this country for playing a game, Kaepernick still finds plenty to complain about. While there’s no question that our nation has a checkered past that includes slavery, those were sins of the past that have not affected his ability to earn egregious sums of money for throwing a ball. He has the wherewithal to affect some real change in areas he feels passionate about, but he makes himself seem as if he prefers to sit back and inject commentary instead.

As for home, Kaepernick posted some video of his recent trip to Ghana, and he offered up the backstory on what brought him there.

"In a quest to find my personal independence, I had to find out where my ancestors came from. I set out tracing my African ancestral roots, and it lead me to Ghana,” he wrote. “Upon finding out this information, I wanted to visit the sites responsible for myself (and many other Black folks in the African Diaspora) for being forced into the hells of the middle passage.”

Fair enough, and it’s awesome that Kaepernick set out to trace his roots. That would be an inspirational journey for anyone to partake in, and it looks like he made the most of it.

"I wanted to see a fraction of what they saw before reaching the point of no return,” he continued. “I spent time with the/my Ghanaian people, from visiting the local hospital in Keta and the village of Atito, to eating banku in the homes of local friends, and paying my respects to Kwame Nkrumah's Memorial Park. I felt their love, and truly I hope that they felt mine in return.”

Those are some great sentiments, and it proves that Kaepernick can be quite insightful when he chooses to do so. Why can he not do the same when it comes to discussing his gripes? That remains unclear. If he were able to do just that, he may find that he’s taken more seriously for his regular airing of grievances.

As for his Independence Day post, there was frankly no need for it. At all. His comments are not helpful, and they actually further alienate people. Perhaps he can study his own insightful posts to figure out the necessary balance that will lead to his brain dumps being taken as pointed as opposed to a ton of noise from a man that should be awfully thankful for the opportunities he has received.

Source: Daily Mail, Newsmax
Photo: Colin Kaepernick/Instagram

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