If there's one thing Colin Kaepernick has shown us this week, it's that when a black athlete steps out of line in the eyes of white America, it is clear who is going to overreact, and who's going to understand.
Curt Schilling, the Alt-Right's next great white hope after Donald Trump, chimed in with his thoughts, Trump himself said the quarterback should consider looking for another country "that works better for him." Telling black people and other minorities to go to find another country to live in is one of the oldest racist tropes out there, but this is Trump we're talking about, of course. Hub Arkush, executive editor of Pro Football Weekly, tweeted that Kaepernick should be grateful for making the money his does.
A big change from last season, Arkush thought that the Chicago Bears should trade for the quarterback.
Louis, "and they'll say, ' We're doing random checks,' which is against the law.
Or they say, there was a theft and the getaway car was like my black Durango.
When they don't know who you are, all you are is black.
They don't know that I graduated from college, or that I'm in the NFL.
Racism is much more complex than we like to imagine.
It's more than a word; it's a system that is backed up money, politics and the criminal justice system. A country where a presidential candidate whose slogan is "Make America Great Again," wants to criticize a black man who just wants justice is the epitome of not just hypocrisy, but it's also downright fucking absurd.
But when they find that out, they want to stop and have a conversation."Since Kaepernick’s public stance, he's turned into Public Enemy Number One, but he's also exposing this vicious cycle.