Colin Kaepernick

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will probably never stand up during the national anthem again.

Kaepernick, 28, sparked controversy when he sat through the national anthem at a preseason game this weekend.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people," he said after the game.

The quarterback remained defiant amid the firestorm of criticism directed his way after the 49ers loss to the Green Bay Packers on Saturday.

Kaepernick said nothing is going to change as long as there is injustice and police brutality toward black people in America.

"I'm going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed," said Kaepernick, who is biracial and was adopted by white parents.

"To me this is something that has to change. When there's significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it's supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it's supposed to, I'll stand."

Even though he risks being cut by the team for his stance, Kaepernick says the message he is sending is very necessary.

"No one's tried to quiet me and, to be honest, it's not something I'm going to be quiet about," he said on Sunday. "I'm going to speak the truth when I'm asked about it. This isn't for look. This isn't for publicity or anything like that. This is for people that don't have the voice. And this is for people that are being oppressed…"

Kaepernick criticized the lax hiring process for cops in America.

"You can become a cop in six months and don't have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist," Kaepernick said. "That's insane. Someone that's holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us."

  • angrysolo

    stand for sum or fall for anything. stay seeeted son

  • Lurk_Mode_Off

    Bold move. That's all

  • Blak

    Oppresses black people? Isn't he a professional football player that had a free ride to college and is making several times more than the typical black person that he claims to be standing up for?? #hypocrite

  • Blaque Mahogany

    What? I would say go to sleep but from the looks of things...

    So because he has a successful career, he is no longer oppressed and can longer speak on injustice.

  • Sankara&Lumumba

    iBELIEVE each and every BLACK MAN, WOMAN and CHILD should BOYCOTT any single SPONSOR who drop *COLIN KAEPERNICK* over his BOLD and MUCH NEEDED STANCE over INJUSTICE against US.

  • LibraGirlonly

    I don't blame him and why are we mad at him for doing it? I mean it doesn't matter who does it just as long as the job gets done. Some say he's too rich to understand and I guess you can be to poor to understand too. I know poor people who think Donald Dump can do a great job soooo.

  • jussaying

    ...so, he's not supposed to have a successful career to talk about oppression??

  • jussaying

    lmao right i'm like what the fugg does that have to do with anything...

  • angrysolo

    hail them yt folks is even burning up colin's jerseys. don't mess with their klan anthem!

  • jussaying

    it's not required for them to stand up anyway so i don't know why people are so butt hurt over it.

  • LibraGirlonly

    Some of us think so. It's perplexing to say the least.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I have no issues with what he's done.

  • gellie

    It doesn't. It's nothing more than a deflection. White man throws a few crumbs our way, it's 'WE HAVE OVERCOME, Y'ALL!!!' Very Cam Newton-ish.

  • Sankara&Lumumba

    So because you live in a warm and climate controlled home, you shouldn't fight for the homeless rights to have and enjoy the same level of HUMAN comfort as you?

    SMDH

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    What they say they oh my list.

  • Canary Red™

    BOOM?

  • LibraGirlonly

    I guess only poor people can take a stance. Damn will we ever be on the same page?

  • MsSincerity

    STOP ENTERTAINING TROLLS!!!

  • angrysolo

    with their logic once they kill off all the po people

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Francis Scott Key , The man who wrote the national anthem was a slave owner! When he wrote the star spangled banner he didn't have black people in mind. The same goes for John Newton, he's the racist slave owner behind the song Amazing Grace. http://www.theroot.com/articles/history/2016/07/star-spangled-bigotry-the-hidden-racist-history-of-the-national-anthem/.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    so for those who say rich black folks aren't oppressed, what about that tennis player who was tackled. Or the NBA player who got his leg broken. By a cop. I'll wait.

  • jussaying

    they get so mad if you are an entertainer and you dare have an opinion on something that directly affects you or people like you. like honestly, the way they get so offended you'd think we enslaved them for 400 years and then denied basic human rights to them...

  • gellie

    I eat good everyday. Never missed a meal, and my waistline proves it. Therefore, I shouldn't GAF about anyone that's hungry. Eff them all. They're on their own.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    Me either. More black people with huge platforms, should follow his lead. He is definitely bringing much deserved attention to a "swept under the rug for too long" topic.

  • bosstown

    What about all of the whyt athletes that don't stand for the anthem?? Folks kill me with the nonsense. The whole thing about disrespecting black people that have served in the military........oh please they have proved that no matter how much money you make or how long you served at the end of the day if you don't agree with whyt Merica says you are still a Nugga!!!!!

  • Canary Red™

    Come thru!

  • jussaying

    LOL girl what the hell is in your avatar..

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    What an ignorant observation.

  • Kanyade

    I made the mistake of reading some tweets from a "fan" who was DEEP in his feelings after Colin didn't stand for the anthem. I'm like dude, YOU do NOT OWN Colin. The former "fan" brought up points about "we pay you millions of thousands of dollars and how dare you and blah blah blah" and I"m like, dude, YOU don't pay Colin a thing. YOU DON"T OWN HIM. It had my blood boiling for a second. It goes to show how some YT folks "think".

  • SummerBaby

    I have no issue with him, however he must be planning to never participate in it ever again.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    He stated he won't until things change.

  • Canary Red™

    ? lord help me for laughing at the 'Klan Anthem'

  • jussaying

    lmfao... true.

  • Jones

    I appreciate what he is doing. No one else is taking a stance. I feel him. His money and parents have nothing to do with nothing.

  • stav

    So people can stand for their hate, but this man can't stand for justice?

  • goat

    It wasn't written for us, so why should we stand? Google the 3rd verse of The National Anthem.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    PREACH! Say it again because I don't think they heard you.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    I went to a different church 4th July weekend. They played it. I stood and didn't sing. I don't say the pledge of allegiance and I don't sing their anthem.

  • bosstown

    They still think they are slave masters!!!!!! You don't OWN anyone anymore!!!! UGHHHHHHHHH

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    A sculpture of Donald Frump that someone bulit in a park in N.Y . He's naked with a micro weiner

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    How many blacks and whites no the Black National Anthem?

  • MsSincerity

    CERTAIN singers can a learn a thing or two from him. While they're always out there doing the most, trying to have the best rendition of the National Anthem, doing all of those stupid azz runs *aggressive eyeroll*. Land of The Free my azz, stop singing that s - h - i - t!!!

  • Str8tUpMenace

    #shoutouttocolin

  • Sonny Johnson

    I like his protest and the fact that he explained in detail what his protest was about. It was straight and to the point and will force people to decide what are they more angry about him sitting for our national anthem or the inherent racism and injustice that still exist today

  • bella28498 .

    Thank you that is why I don't understand why some black ppl are mad at him then I have to remember oh they are uninformed.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Colin been bae since that body issue. #NinerGang #49erFaithful

  • LibraGirlonly

    I'm hoping my son gets a free ride to college cause lawd knows I could use the help and once he becomes a lawyer I asked him to make sure he takes a stand for melinated people.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    If you listen to his interview, he was ready. He answered them questions like a champ. ??

  • gellie

    Isn't it funny?? Half the nation's electorate can nominate a man running on an OVERTLY RACIST platform for PRESIDENT. But Colin Kaepernick can't sit down??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    "Oppresses black people? Isn't he a professional football player that had
    a free ride to college and is making several times more than the
    typical black person that he claims to be standing up for?? #hypocrite"

  • angrysolo

    liff ev'ry voice and sang
    till earff and hebun rang??

    or "Before i let you go"?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    “You can become a cop in six months and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist,” Kaepernick said. “That’s insane. Someone that’s holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us.”
    ______________________________

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^THIS RIGHT HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nothing but truth!!!!

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    Now that's hilarious and gross, all at the same time. ??

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Dummy. So because of that he can't speak.

  • gellie

    Colin is woke AF.

  • stav

    Not reciting the National anthem is not saying he hates the country, his stand is his own, and no one has to conform to this nations standards . He like many others disagree with the many injustices this country seems to condone. One can like/love many things about this country , and be happy to be a natural citizen, however one does not have to agree with everything including reciting the National anthem, which when written ,I'm sure they weren't including blacks, just like the Constitution, and many other things. This man made it with his own talent, no white person gave him that!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Oh I bout ran round the room on that!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    You going to be waiting... forevah. *tosses hair and exits*

  • Torae

    Take a look at his instagram and twitter at people calling him the N word...white people I swear ?

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Thanks for the link?

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Yes!!! And I'm in full support

  • gellie

    Cue *Church Mother Holy Dance*

  • Kanyade

    https://youtu.be/kC6TnBx0HIU
    when i read "before i let you go" this song came to mind LOL

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Thanks to @Lovezoe for the tip.

  • Junkanoo

    I respect his effort to address this pressing social issue ,he is using his platform positively. The amount of bullying that goes on online by adults is incredible a bunch of people ganging up on one person who's opinion they don't like but love calling America the land off the free until some one does or says something they don't like

  • LibraGirlonly

    It was written by a white supremacist who said black people are inferior.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    The sad part about what he wrote is ITS THE TRUTH. Smdh.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    I'm here for Colin. I don't stand, sing, put my hand on my chest....Nothing

  • MsSincerity

    Lol, I swear, me too. I'm like huh?

  • Cricket404

    Hmm why come bi racial men standing up for black people while black men chasing white tail (Shaun King, Jesse Williams and Colin) I need a man crush day for Colin.

  • Kanyade
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Holds your hand while we skip.

  • angrysolo

    guh the black national anthem is Before i let go. penned by frankie beverly and maze in 1721

  • MoniquetheGeek

    He's standing up for what he believes in. Just like people burning his jersey are standing for what they believe in. Everyone in this case is standing up for what they believe in. Even if their opinions are different.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Me too that's why I didn't respond lol

  • LibraGirlonly

    They are Insane in the mind!'

  • Kanyade

    LOL

  • Wayup!

    Love the cosmotology analogy. ...YOU BETTA PREACH COLIN...even tho Sandra insinuating that you too light skunned to care??

  • bosstown

    My boss decides he wants to bring this up in a meeting with him and the big boss!!!! Just know he got shut down real quick and my last words were "Reading is Fundamental". Can't do it today people and he is not even a veteran. Some folks just looking for a reason!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    They ask every black athlete their opinion. Get it and then get mad.

  • bella28498 .

    No black person should be outraged by this, if you are please gtf out of our way because your holding up progress

  • LibraGirlonly

    You are totally out of touch with reality or you are a troll.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    And a ring on.

  • Kanyade

    I'm telling you. I saw a series of tweets and I know the devil was in the soul of the man calling Colin the n-word over and over again. I could just see that YT man all red in the face and UPPER CASE MAD and spittin' about how much money Colin makes and how he needs to respect the anthem and all thangs YT created. I'm telling you YT folks truly believe they are something special...and above all the other melinated humans on this earth.

  • Canary Red™
  • gellie

    It's so funny though. They mad because of his manner of protesting racism and police brutality. So what do these folks of privilege do?? Proceed to prove him right by calling him every kind of N word and monkey and go back to Africa ape you can imagine. Burning his jersey in effigy...hanging burning jerseys from a NOOSE? It's doesn't take much for these folks to show their sheets.

  • NegroDamus

    Well when I grew up we had the black National Anthem, that they played every year at the first day of school assembly and once a week before class. Ion know nun bout that oh say can you see mess....

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I didn't know it was a troll...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Been waiting for this at the door. And how stupid it makes Cam Newton now look to the black community with his dumb ass tambout it aint about no race. Your own fellow quarterback who aint eem all BLACK says...yes the hell it is. Moron.

  • nucynu25

    Nope, you gotta be blk & poor to speak.

  • gellie

    Don't know how you pulled that from my comment, but whatever.

  • jussaying

    LOL eesh

  • stav

    But we are supposedly the savages, history on up until this day has shown who the real savages are.

  • nucynu25

    Complete moron...

  • LibraGirlonly

    I know you don't .

  • I aint the one

    All of this. Literally JUST finished reading a NY Daily news article about Colin. Im here for it! Chit I used to get in trouble for refusing to stand in HS during the pledge.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/murder-4-words-kaeper-critics-won-tackle-article-1.2769870

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Honestly, this has always made my soul feel a little weird?

  • Wayup!

    SO your saying he should be sidung with thw white man??

  • wayoli

    Maybe you missed the point, his paycheck has nothing to do with what he stands for, if it did he wouldn't have put his job on the line. High 5 to Colin.

  • gellie

    I see reading comprehension is not your friend. Try reading the thread I made that comment in and it should all make sense.

  • wayoli

    I choose to not stand with him.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Too busy trying to decide what dance he gone do this season.

  • I aint the one
  • MsSincerity

    Exactly!

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Or what his strange ass gone wear

  • I aint the one

    Learned it in headstart. Mom is an alumna of the school where it was penned. ?

  • LibraGirlonly

    Our ancestors have been weeping for a mighty long time. They may have given us the push we needed cause some of us including me have been sleep far too long. #COLINISAWAKE!!!

  • product of 79

    Ol' sassy ass ?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    He is FINE in that issue. Chile YES

  • gellie

    I was a junior in high school when the Rodney King verdicts came down and the riots ensued. I guess you can say that at 17, that was my first real 'N Word' moment. I refused to stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance the remainder of junior year and all of senior year.

  • Karma WhO

    as a Ninersssss Fan, i applaud Kaepernick and his efforts, even tho he said himself he identifies as white lmao!!! But he is down for the cause and thats what matters!

  • nucynu25

    I aint looked at him the same since I saw him coming off the plane looking like Thelma from Good Times ..hips & alll

  • MoniquetheGeek

    He identifies himself as a black man... well as of late he has.

  • gellie

    We're just here for their entertainment. That's it. Step out of that box, all hell breaks loose.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I almost bought tickets to the Rams/Panthers game just to see Cam. Then I read his comments and was like let me save this little money. lol

  • Incog-knee-gress
  • LibraGirlonly

    He must have realized that to them I'm just a N word. Just like they are now calling him.

  • product of 79

    LOL when I saw that fool wear those skinny Capri's... Nucy they was painted on? I'm like how yo junk gon breath fool... Worst than a female smh.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Free ride to college?

    He actually earned his college scholarship unlike the legacy children, besides he could play it safe and not be bothered with standing up for social justice and lose everything.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/colin-kaepernick-details-childhood-racial-struggle-2015810

    “‘What do I represent?’ And you know what? My racial heritage is something I want people to be well aware of. I do want to be a representative of the African community, and I want to hold myself and dress myself in a way that reflects that. I want black kids to see me and think: ‘Okay, he’s carrying himself as a black man, and that’s how a black man should carry himself.’”

    Colin Kaepernick

  • socaligirl99

    I know, so disappointed in Cam.

  • Sexy CJ

    Yes Ma'am.........Frankie Is Bae.........#TheCut......

  • Sexy CJ

    ********

  • LibraGirlonly

    Bye. I have been reading and writing since a child and I mean reading because it's what I love to do. Nice try though.

  • I aint the one
  • Incog-knee-gress

    My guy his bd is 9/18. We were going to see the Panthers (we are in NC) that day, but then Cam made them dumb ass comments. NOW...Colin did THIS. And we re-want to go lol. THAT is who they are playing. The 49ers.

  • I aint the one

    Been trill ?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Some of y'all applauding Kap but boycotting Nate... If you only knew about that one time in Miami about 2 years ago...

  • bella28498 .

    ??? cam think being a homo s3xual will save him

  • Karma WhO

    yea that must be recent because he did an interview just last year when he identified as a white male because his adoptive parents are white..WE know he's black HE knows hes black but he id's as white male..

  • Petty Rubble

    Colin been bae since I found out he was a Nupe. And he's woke. I'm going to buy jersey and go see him at the GA Dome when they play the sorry Falcons

  • Incog-knee-gress

    He was accused of rape. If you click on the Colin link Sandy added. I was gonna HURSH. But you on one TAH'DAY. You all over it.

  • Loyal Lifestyle

    Get out of the way or get run over by the strong minded.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I saw those related posts and chuckled. Like you... I been waiting on this post to see the comments! lol

  • nucynu25

    Well, this makes it interesting ... How yall feel nah ? Should we boycott Colin & wish his career death like Nate?

  • Incog-knee-gress

    Its the exact same scenario damn near. Accused and then let go due to lack of evidence. But Kap is getting the kudos. Nate getting the fukk you.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I went to a black prep school, we sang the black National Anthem everyday.

  • nucynu25

    Girlll.. in those jeans ( Ginuwine voice)

  • bella28498 .

    Couple of comments below definitely show u can't stop the c00nin...... Somehow some way they will try to put a halt to black progress

  • gellie

    I'm sure you do love to read. But your comprehension skills leave a lot to be desired, sweetie. Again, you came for me over a comment you CLEARLY misinterpreted. How you did that, I don't know, cause it wasn't anything complicated. That's why I said READING COMPREHENSION is not your friend.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    First Jesse Williams torn up ish at the BET awards and now Colin Kaepernick is speaking truth to power.

    The rest of us need to start preaching or at least say "Amen'.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Rofl. BYE!!

  • socaligirl99

    Well damn. The Chargers is the only Cali team I stan for but since I live in the QC I stan for the Panthers too but I think I'm going to have to add them niners to my line up now...

  • iWasteTime

    This what I said to Mr this morning.
    Phuck Cam as. He was getting the business and I was standing up for his ass

  • I aint the one

    I outright refused to do it, starting freshman year in HS. I had a conscious awakening summer of 8th grade year and it kicked my pro-black militancy into effect.

  • MangoMama

    he'll be sitting forever

  • LibraGirlonly

    Thanks for that. I had something like that happen to me. I was 16 visiting the Bahamas with my parents and while we where walking in the market area a white women walked up to me and asked me how much an item cost and I looked at her and said I'm not from here. She apologized and just walked away looking stupid. Smh I remember looking at my mom and thought why had they not did her like that and I thought to myself is it because her skin color is much lighter than mine. It was a trip.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    bf was like Imma draw the line at us getting 49ers gear now lol. He is a HUGE Panthers fan. If the tickets are not astronomical now I think we are copping them this evening. Had pure written it off and made other plans. Might be too late. Kicking ourselves right about now tho!

  • observer

    STFU! You are an idiot! That has nothing to do with his stance....How about you get INFORMATION!!!

  • MsSincerity

    Yeah, they be all up in through black blogs and black social media trying to get a rise out of people. I used to reply, but the best way to deal with them is to ignore them....trust their feelings be hurt because their mission went unaccomplished.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    New post but not new

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Gooooo!!

    @socaligirl99:disqus The Niners play the Chargers Thursday. Got field level seat. Can't wait to see Kap's protest in person! Might even shed a tear.

  • http://Copblock.org Brenden’s Back #BlockDeez?

    Nooooooooooooo?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Oh. Snap.

    Bra. Vo.

    Is this the same guy that caught some heat over a young lady some years ago? Nevermind. Well, that was vague. I just described 80% of ball players. I'll let my fingers do the walking.

    I commend him for taking a stand against the cops who aren't doing what they are suppose to be doing for having a voice where the other good cops don't, and using his platform for the oppressed. Where's that other quarterback whose "yes" people are gassing his head and who doesn't think racism exist. Has anyone forwarded to him the responses Colin has received?

  • Mizz76

    Ppl need to get over it... The media is only focusing on what "The Blacks" are doing... but a 44 yr old white man killed a cop last week... Where's the outrage?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I can hear Bill O'Reilly trying to whiteslain that one.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I never used to think much of Colin Kapernick - until now. I would love to see solidarity amongst his brothers in professional sport. By "brothers," I mean men of ALL races.

    Do your thing, Colin. Much respect.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did you see it from the back though?

    I have heard of a double chin but Trump has a double a$$.

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Wait. Whaaa? ??

  • Oh Tommie

    I can't find them...what'd he say?

  • Mizz76

    AMEN!!

  • Sexy CJ

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick will probably never stand up during the national anthem again.

    Kaepernick sparked controversy when he sat through the national anthem at a preseason game this weekend.

    The quarterback remained defiant amid the firestorm of criticism directed his way and he stated that.... "nothing is going to change as long as there is injustice and police brutality toward black people in America"...........

  • Sexy CJ

    *********

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Are you sitting with him in solidarity?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    If you don't getchoazz...

  • Incog-knee-gress

    They gonna bring up all the white women Kap bedded and say he cant help...and his stance means nothing?

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    I'mma need you to exit stage left. ?

  • MoniquetheGeek
  • socaligirl99

    They playing in SD too... I hate to do it to my city but I'm going to have to rock with Kap this Thursday..

  • bella28498 .

    Trying to switch the conversation from lets stand up together to make change to other things that has nothing to do with stopping the oppression of black ppl. I'm not falling for it and joining in on that distraction.

  • OrchidJones-VidaLocaVirgo

    Jussaying-what did you think about the ending of the Night Of?I am feeling some kind of way!

  • LibraGirlonly

    I did go back and read your comment again and I did misinterpret what you wrote. I'm an intelligent women and can say when I have made a mistake. My bad

  • socaligirl99

    Lol. I'm going to have to get a t-shirt at least. Funny thing is I just bought 2 new panthers shirts because I was so mad at Cam I said I wasn't wearing nothing with his name or number. If you guys do go, good luck on finding a spot to tailgate, this construction has taken over...

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Everyone doesn't have Ali in them.

    What a voice Colin has. Endorsements and backlash be damned. He knew what he as facing. I wonder what was the catalyst for him.

  • Incog-knee-gress

    I SAW! I was there for 4th of July (cousin is there) and we went out. Its a mess down that way.

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    If we (Black People) checked out the history behind the national anthem and the complete lyrics none of us would stand when it is played. Google national anthem, racist song. Good Job Colin!

  • NegroDamus

    It was so much more uplifting than "the rocket red glare, bombs bursting in air and whatnot."

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Touche

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    Touche

  • LibraGirlonly

    No wonder I never really understood the song meaning I never related to it. Bombs busting in air ? Straight up violent.

  • LibraGirlonly

    No wonder I never really understood the song meaning I never related to it. Bombs busting in air ? Straight up violent.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    People don't have to have anyone else in them. They just have to be the best versions of themselves. I'm glad he, Jesse Williams and the like are being effective for Black men in America.

    I'm wondering why the light skins are the ones leading the charge, when the dark skins are usually the ones who are the disproportionate numbers of victims of the system. Beyond racism being a problem in this country, colorism is as much a problem.

    There are too many faux outraged, married to Becky, dark(er) complected BM who are silent as church mice when it comes to matters of social inequity. That needs to change.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    People don't have to have anyone else in them. They just have to be the best versions of themselves. I'm glad he, Jesse Williams and the like are being effective for Black men in America.

    I'm wondering why the light skins are the ones leading the charge, when the dark skins are usually the ones who are the disproportionate numbers of victims of the system. Beyond racism being a problem in this country, colorism is as much a problem.

    There are too many faux outraged, married to Becky, dark(er) complected BM who are silent as church mice when it comes to matters of social inequity. That needs to change.

  • Mizz76

    I'm over the finger pointing game... We have some deep racial issues(in the world) and they must be addressed or we'll never be able to move forward... So they can miss with this distraction bull!!

  • Mizz76

    I'm over the finger pointing game... We have some deep racial issues(in the world) and they must be addressed or we'll never be able to move forward... So they can miss with this distraction bull!!

  • gellie

    Cool beans. I apologize for my snarkiness.

  • bella28498 .

    You are right... As a light skinned black woman I never understood why I'm always the person more outraged about injustices of our ppl than the darker blacks who suffer more From racism. I hate racism and I am all for doing anything to stop it!!!!

  • NegroDamus

    Exactly!! Country was built and continues to thrive on death, oppression and bloodshed.

  • bella28498 .

    Me too I'm done with the distraction game...

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Yessssssss Colin.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I think, not sure how true it is, that the "blackness" of lighter skinned BM and BW is called into question. As such, the response is the urge to "prove" their so-called "blackness." On the flipside, darker skinned BM and BW seem to want to disassociate themselves from color because they are often subject to ridicule and criticism because of their complexions.

    It's been my experience that many lighter skinned BM and BW strive to act more stereotypically Black, while darker skinned BM and BW strive to act more racially ambiguous or even stereotypically Caucasian. It's like a Freaky Friday situation.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I think, not sure how true it is, that the "blackness" of lighter skinned BM and BW is called into question. As such, the response is the urge to "prove" their so-called "blackness." On the flipside, darker skinned BM and BW seem to want to disassociate themselves from color because they are often subject to ridicule and criticism because of their complexions.

    It's been my experience that many lighter skinned BM and BW strive to act more stereotypically Black, while darker skinned BM and BW strive to act more racially ambiguous or even stereotypically Caucasian. It's like a Freaky Friday situation.

  • bella28498 .

    I like this explanation I can ride with that, but I think it's time for our darker black ppl to join in on the fight because we need them. On Facebook I see too many dark skinned ppl on my timeline dissing this stance and talking about be quiet for the checks

  • I aint the one

    Not to mention that the dude who wrote it was anti-abolition, pro-slavery, and promoted the notion that Black people were inferior and by this logic deserved to be in bondage. Fukk yo anthem and yo pledge ????

  • nicelyput32

    That's going to be a good game.

  • JerseyMom

    Colin K said: “You can become a cop in six months and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist. That’s insane. Someone that’s holding a curling iron has more education and more training than people that have a gun and are going out on the street to protect us."

    ***********************
    Come through with the read, Colin!

    *clapping*

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Oh, I think darker skinned Black people should be at the forefront of social justice for Black Americans. My reason for thinking that is white people don't always perceive Black people as "Black." I'm not light skinned, but apparently, I'm not dark enough for a white man to ask me why I'm considered Black. Lol. He said, "You're more like a brown." I was wearing a Burberry nova check scarf and he commented how nice the scarf looks with my complexion. Never did I think anyone would say such a thing. But it gave me insight as to how they think about US.

    It's true Paul Mooney (if I recall correctly) said, "When your hair is relaxed, white people are relaxed." I'm what they consider "non-threatening" Black. Polished appearance. Articulate. Knowledgeable. I am professional when in a professional setting. I appeal to their sensibilities because they always want to act as though they know best how others should behave. And I'm all of that until you cross me. It's always all good until they say or do something that crosses the line of common decency. I'm usually slow to take offense, but they get too familiar and think they can just say or do whatever, sans filter. When I respond, they clutch their invisible Mikimoto single strands and tell Elizabeth they're coming to visit her. Then, I'm "other." No, I'm myself. Much like an onion, I have layers. And much like an onion, I'll make a mf cry. ?????

  • bella28498 .

    I died laughing when he said that!!! He answered all questions to my satisfaction. ?

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I want to... but I know everyone else around me will be standing, and then I won't be able to see... Only standing to see him sit! lol

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Yea, that's where I was saying the game is. I'm in SD too. Hey fellow Diegan!

  • ThisIsWhat40LooksLike

    Chile I'm with you!! I sit there with my resting b*tch face and arms crossed!!

  • socaligirl99

    Whoot whoot SD in the house!! Wait we might know some of the same folks...what high school did you go too?

  • LeBrick James

    Clearly the reporters were trying to set him up, seeing if he would stumble on his answers. But the man knew his stuff, and gave them articulate, well-reasoned answers. I dont think they expected such an intelligent response from him.

  • Low E. TUH!

    TOUCHDOWN KAEPERNICK!

  • Low E. TUH!

    I BEEN DISLIKED THE SONG...IT WASN'T WRITTEN FOR PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE ME.

  • Low E. TUH!

    COSIGN THE "APPEAL TO THEIR SENSIBILITIES" ???

  • THE OLDER SISTAH

    Definitely wasn't written for people who look like us. In fact, it's a slap in the face and many of us don't realize it.

  • SameoleJ

    Soon as Before I let go comes on....dance floor gets packed and E'ERYBAWDEE SANGIN'!!

  • MoniquetheGeek

    That's my current location, but I'm from No Cal (Sacramento) lol

  • JerseyMom

    Can we also talk the minimum age and level educational requirements for cops which are 18 with either a GED or High School Diploma and passing a civil service exam? Blank stare.

    The age and education requirements should be at least 25 with a bachelors degree.

    Basic training should be a minimum of 2 or 3 years.

  • LeBrick James

    True. The fact that an 18 year old with a GED can be a cop in some parts of this country is pretty scary.

  • LeBrick James

    I'm suspecting the 49'ers might end up cutting him though.
    He's bringing a lot of controversy to the team. NFL teams hate controversy and drama.

  • jussaying

    !! omg I didn't watch it yet. my friends and I do watch night on Mondays. lol because we all gotta be up by 4am during the week for work. I'll report tomorrow morning tho :)

  • jussaying

    ooh oh are you watching mr robot?

  • Low E. TUH!

    NO BANDWAGON BUT I HOPE NOT

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Folks are sick and tired of being sick and tired. We all bleed the same and are gonna be born and die. Good for him.

  • Renee Bee

    I really hope Colin has his money in order. He does have some yt in him, but don't fool yourself huh. Last time I checked his last name is not Lochte.

  • Dakota H

    You left out how his "birthmom" Heidi Russo tried to add her two cents in the mix on Twitter. Folks dragging her a** for life ????

  • Dakota H

    You left out how his "birthmom" Heidi Russo tried to add her two cents in the mix on Twitter. Folks dragging her a** for life ????

  • BLOODBLOOD

    Yesssssss ????

  • socaligirl99

    Oh okay. Lol. Well that's almost like a whole different state. I hope your enjoying SD though.

  • BlaqueEnough4U

    Well.... He kind of have a point......

  • BlaqueEnough4U

    That is not the point.....

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    He is right. Good luck to him with that. Obama campaign Foundation was built on change. I'm still waiting for that

  • product of 79

    OMG jus got to your reply ??? #pricelesscomedy

  • Shira Harding-James

    I like it! Can he be fined for that?!

  • Shira Harding-James

    He's still black isn't he?!

  • Shira Harding-James

    She was talking to the original comment lol up above

  • Tea??

    He's going to be seated "for evaaaaaaa" Cardi b. Voice smh

  • Lisa daniels

    Damn, now I know why I felt some type way about those songs. In all my 30years, i never knew why. Thank you.

  • Lisa daniels

    You dont got to wait. It's happening every second of the day. I have a theory that if every black person post ever instant of police brutality that it would crash the internet.

  • Lisa daniels

    So my question for him is what happens when "isis blows up another building on american soil" and many americans die will he stand or shit?

  • Evillene

    Come thru, Colin!

  • SavannahHaze

    A Change is Gonna Come, by Sam Cooke.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    This is a comment of jealousy, not purpose

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    I have to give him credit for this analogy:
    "You can become a cop in six months and don’t have to have the same amount of training as a cosmetologist,” Kaepernick said."

    A VERY true statement

  • TOO REAL

    GO COLIN

  • Janice Collins

    Sounds like a local problem to me. In Dallas you have to have 60 credit hours or at least 4 years in the military. Thats before the academy. This is determined by local government. That means the folks voted for the official that don't care if y'all have trained professionals. Again what is y'all solution to fix that local problem

  • Janice Collins

    And he not playing or practicing very well.

  • America Rinaldi

    He was explioted by a white family who raised him. You are an idiot dude. They really suck don't they.You are a fool.