Thoughts On The Colin Kaepernick Nike Ad

Despite her ideals, America is an imperfect country. While we tend to hope that we that in 2018, discrimination and racism is a thing of the past, the truth is that it is alive and well in America.

Colin Kaepernick is trying to use his celebrity to help this country reach it’s ideals. His game day protests have garnered him fame and infamy outside of the world of professional football.

Today it was announced that he would be the face of a new Nike campaign.  The slogan reads as follows:

“Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

You know who does not get it and will never get it. He will never understand what it is to be a person of color in America. Unlike you know who, Mr. Kaepernick not only stands for something, but he is also willing to put it all on the line for what he believes in.

Politics aside, I would rather stand with someone who risks it all for what they believe in rather than stand with someone who gives lip service and doesn’t give a sh*t about anyone or anything except themselves.


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