Colin Kaepernick, who plays football for the San Francisco 49ers, is going to protest America because it’s racist. So he’s not going to stand during the U.S. national anthem.
He’s 28 years old, and he will make a guaranteed minimum $11.9 million this year, although his contract could actually pay him nearly double that.
Between that and endorsement deals, he never has to work another day in his life, and neither will his kids.
By the way, 68 per cent of NFL players are black, even though blacks account for just 12 per cent of the U.S. population. The NFL is as close to a colour blind meritocracy as you get.
Now, let’s put aside for a moment the particular case of Black Lives Matter. As you saw when our reporter Lauren Southern went to Milwaukee, Black Lives Matter riots burned down houses and businesses owned by fellow blacks. How did that help anything?
There’s no doubt about the disparities in black America. Higher poverty rate. Higher crime rate — both as victims and perpetrators. Higher welfare rate. Higher rate of families with no dads around. There are a lot of problems.
But how does a black millionaire denigrating the national anthem solve any of that?
PS: Two years ago, Kaepernick was fined $11,000 by the NFL — for calling another player the N-word...