Colin Kaepernick, Nike Represent Change in American Power Structure

In 2018, many people do not have a major problem with Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest during the national anthem (like they say they do) two years ago because many people do not hold grudges that long.

However, the problem people have with Kaepernick in 2018 stems from the fact that even though the NFL blacklisted him from the league and prevented him from making millions of dollars in the future, they have not broken his spirit or his bank account as his new contract extension with Nike proves.

The fact of the matter remains that some people’s real problem with Kaepernick, and other Black athletes that speak their minds and do not capitulate to the status quo, is that there are too many people of color and people of the same value system as Kaepernick that will make sure he never wants for money again.

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