Colin Kaepernick editing, publishing collection of police abolition essays
Colin Kaepernick is continuing to keep hectic regardless of still not having a job in the NFL. On Tuesday he revealed that his publishing shingle, Kaepernick Publishing, will be launching an anthology of essays on authorities and jail abolition in October. “Abolition for the People: The movement for a future without policing & prisons” will consist of 30 essays, and Kaepernick himself acted as editor.
The subject of authorities and jail abolition is something Kaepernick has actually been enthusiastic about for several years. When he initially knelt throughout the nationwide anthem prior to a preseason video game in 2016, he informed NFL.com that he was doing it to object institutional bigotry and police’s treatment of Black individuals.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Kaepernick’s fantastic timing
The timing of Kaepernick’s statement could not be more ideal. It was reported on Monday that after changing positions from quarterback to tight end and phoning his old college coach to ask for a tryout, Tim Tebow is on the brink of signing a one-year offer with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tebow hasn’t appeared in an NFL video game considering that 2012 for factors that were completely associated to his skill level, and ever since he’s ended up being a college football broadcaster and invested 4 years pursuing an unfortunate baseball profession.
Simply one day later on, Kaepernick, who hasn’t appeared in an NFL video game considering that Jan. 1, 2017 for factors that are unassociated to his skill level, revealed the release of a personally significant essay collection that he modified himself.
If Kaepernick desired individuals to compare and contrast, or possibly question why Tebow is getting another opportunity at an NFL job while he still isn’t, he could not have actually chosen a much better time to reveal his book.
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