Colin Kaepernick Questions Independence Day
Colin Kaepernick didn’t celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks.
The former San Francisco 49er quarterback took to social media to question the meaning of Independence Day, sharing a one-minute video of him visiting an old slave dungeon in Ghana as a part of his pilgrimage to Africa.
Via Revolt TV:
“How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home,” he tweeted.
Kaepernick also took to his Instagram page with a longer explanation of his trip. He started off with a quote from Frederick Douglass: “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?”