Friday, September 2, 2016
Kaepernick, Part II: Remember, the quarter black is a quarterback
There's a whole other dynamic at work with Kaepernick which hasn't been discussed elsewhere: as a quarterback, he's a target for every vicious linebacker in professional football.
Football isn't as black-dominated as basketball, but look at this list of the top current linebackers in the NFL: 8 of the top 10, and all 5 honorable mentions, are black.
Now, put yourself in Kaepernick's shoes (his cleats, to be exact). What would you rather have these 275 pound linebackers think as they try to sack you:
(A) This light-skinned mofo thinks he's better than me -- I'm gonna break his fuckin' neck.
(B), Colin's a righteous warrior who's down with the cause. I'm gonna do my job, then help the brother up.
Those linebackers are a lot scarier than the white scribes who criticize Kaepernick's lack of patriotism.
This may not have occurred to you before. Believe me, it's occurred to Colin.