Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick openly admitted to the New Republic in an interview that he worked with “two of the most prominent black Marxists in the country” while writing a pro-black studies anthology because “Black liberation simply isn’t possible under capitalism.”
“Not only has Black Studies long held a mirror up to this country to expose its founding mythologies and contradictions, but it has also helped to imagine an alternative future that’s grounded in the liberation of all people. I hope that my own actions back in 2016 and ever since have had a similar effect,” Kaepernick arrogantly remarked to the New Republic.
Kaepernick made the comments while sitting with journalist Indigo Olivier. He pushed the new book he helped edit, titled, “Our History Has Always Been Contraband: In Defense of Black Studies.” The book boasts radical leftist content by W.E.B. Du Bois, Angela Davis, and Bobby Seale, among others.
Editors Robin D.G. Kelley and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor worked with Kaepernick on essays for the book… both are avowed Marxists. The book also features nearly all anti-capitalist writers.
Kaepernick, along with editors Robin D.G. Kelley and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, also penned essays for the book. Olivier pointed out that Kaepernick worked with “two of the most prominent Black Marxists in the country,” and that the book featured writers who were nearly all… pic.twitter.com/mzAMOXFWJQ
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“I’ve long admired Keeanga and Robin’s work as well as their uncompromising political analysis and understanding that black liberation simply isn’t possible under capitalism,” Kaepernick commented regarding his fellow editors. “I think the anthology makes this argument quite well, and I hope it challenges readers to see that racism is not white supremacy’s only ingredient. White supremacy persists in part because of its relationship with capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and so on.”
The book will face significant hurdles as Critical Race Theory is being banned in school systems across the nation.
“You’ve described ‘Our History Has Always Been Contraband’ as the type of book Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t want you to read, and your co-editors both reference Trump’s 1776 Commission as a backlash to the 1619 Project. What are your thoughts on the GOP’s obsession with attacking black Studies?” Olivier asked.
“Black Studies and, more generally, a critical engagement with US history, threatens the white supremacist status quo. Any attempt to whitewash the past should actually be understood as a concrete step toward fascism and a desire to build a nation-state where power is concentrated in the hands of a self-anointed (read: white) few. That said, I wouldn’t characterize GOP attacks on Black Studies as an ‘obsession’ but rather as core to their white supremacist political project,” Kaepernick viciously stated exhibiting racism at a profound level.
Haymarket Books, Kaepernick Publishing to Co-Publish Anthology Defending Black Studies.
Essays by African American scholars and others writing in the Black radical tradition will be released in May. @PublishersWkly
— Kaepernick Publishing (@KaepernickPub) February 28, 2023
Kaepernick also made it clear he’s proud of being a black Marxist revolutionary, “The evolution of my thinking comes from a combination of elevating my own political education by reading the works of black radical thinkers and being in conversation with black radical organizers. These are the types of experiences that helped to inform the work and political framework of Know Your Rights Camp, a nonprofit organization I co-founded in service of building power in our communities.”
How anyone could support a Marxist money laundering scheme to begin with is beyond me.
— Rick Allen (@RickAllen2020) June 16, 2023
I can’t believe that 51% of Americans still support this criminal organization.
— BlastMan (@mike_leggieri) June 16, 2023
51%??? I am surprised it is that high. This global organization has done absolutely nothing beneficial for black communities
— The Ornery Serf (@lanicolai) June 16, 2023
Approximately 51% of adults claim they support the cause of Black Lives Matter in the poll. But that number is at an all-time low since Pew Research Center first started asking the question back in 2017 according to Just the News.
Forty-six percent of respondents to the survey were opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement. That’s up from 31% three years ago. Even more telling is that 61% said race relations have not improved since then.
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