OpEd: Colin Kaepernick expected to release memoir [VIDEO]

FEBRUARY 13, 2020

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Colin Kaepernick’s voice is getting stronger.

That much is clear as the former NFL quarterback plans to announce Thursday he is writing a memoir to be released this year through his newly formed company, Kaepernick Publishing, in a partnership with Audible.

The article goes on to state the following:

Kaepernick, 32, has been unsigned by NFL teams since 2017 after he protested police brutality against African Americans and other social injustices by kneeling during the national anthem the previous season as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.

In an interview with USA TODAY Sports, Kaepernick said, “I learned early on that in fighting against systematic oppression, dehumanization and colonization, who controls the narrative shapes the reality of how the world views society.”

“It controls who’s loved, who’s hated, who’s degraded and who’s celebrated,” he asserted.

The memoir has yet to be titled, but is expected to lay out his reasoning behind his activism. It is also expected to explain his situation with the NFL and why the former quarterback felt ‘shunned’ by NFL teams after kneeling for the national anthem.

Kaepernick has rarely engaged in news media interviews about his activism. He explained that the memoir is being released to answer all of the questions he is frequently asked.

“I’ve had a lot of questions surrounding what got me to the point of protesting,” Kaepernick said.

“Why did I do it? Why did I do it at that moment? Why wasn’t it earlier in my career? A lot of questions surrounding what led me to that point. Which led me to wanting to share that story and give insight. So I think there’s a lot of interest around it, but time will tell when the book comes out,” he added.

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