Colin Kaepernick‘s Netflix special drew scrutiny this week as the former NFL quarterback who hasn’t played a down of football compared the NFL Draft process and training camp to slavery.
“Colin in Black & White” explored the former NFL star’s life from high school to the events that supposedly led him to become an advocate for social justice. One clip that had gone viral on social media showed Kaepernick comparing the scrutiny players receive from coaches to that of slavers
“What they don’t want you to understand is what’s being established is a power dynamic,” Kaepernick says while walking through a staged NFL practice field. “Before they put you on the field, teams poke, prod, and examine you searching for any defect that might affect your performance.”
In his Netflix special, Colin Kaepernick suggests the NFL training camp is synonymous with literally buying slaves.
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“No boundary respect,” Kaepernick, who earned over $40 million during his time in the NFL, continued. “No dignity left intact.”
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