There was no shortage of the term “white privilege” during a meeting of Wisconsin lawmakers trying to pass a resolution to honor Black History Month. Democrats faced off against Republicans, who refused to allow the piece of legislation to pass as long as former NFL San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick was to be one of the honorees.
The author of the resolution, Democratic Rep. David Crowley of Milwaukee, called the block “a textbook example of white privilege” and a “slap in the face.”
Wisconsin Dems need to pull their heads out of the sand and really see this man for what he is.
Kaepernick, who was born in Milwaukee, was one of a dozen or so individuals to be suggested for the list of honorees. GOP legislators said they didn’t want to honor such a controversial figure. “I think it’s important to recognize the contributions of literally thousands and thousands of African-Americans to our state’s history but also trying to find people who, again, bring us together. Not look at people who draw some sort of vitriol from either side,” said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos.
But the Dems would hear none of it. “It’s outrageous that some Republicans feel they can censor African-American legislators in this way,” said Sen. Lena Taylor of Milwaukee, who co-authored the resolution. “So while we celebrate the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, evidently the Republicans don’t think the 1st Amendment rights should be afforded to African-Americans.”
Crowley, evidently intent on slamming and shaming whites, said he was glad to finally get the resolution passed, “but I had to get the blessing of all of my white counterparts.”
Kaepernick: Anti-American and Black Brutality Connection
But is Kaepernick really a person to be honored during Black History Month? The so-so talented athlete made his fame not by throwing footballs, but by disrespecting the flag and American people by taking a knee during the national anthem. Then, after no team in the league would get within field goal distance of him, he became all the rage again with his Nike commercial and slogan: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. #JustDoIt.”
Many have asked, what exactly did Kaepernick sacrifice anyway? But, aside from that, let’s take a closer look at the ex NFLer and his contradicting politics.
Remember this? “I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed. There is police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police…There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable.” These words might mean something if Kaepernick hadn’t tried to defend his Nike commercial by wearing a t-shirt with Fidel Castro and Malcom X on it and the words “Like Minds Think Alike” in bold letters beneath the pictures. He wore this t-shirt to Miami of all places, an area with a high population of Cuban exiles who risked their lives to escape the dictator.
“One thing Fidel Castro did do is they have the highest literacy rate because they invest more in their education system than they do in their prison system, which we do not do here,” Kaepernick defended himself to the Miami Herald.
As TownHall reported:
“Kaepernick idolized the jailer and torturer of the longest suffering black political prisoners in the modern history of the Western hemisphere. Many of these black Cubans suffered longer and more horrible incarceration in Castro’s KGB-designed dungeons than Nelson Mandela spent in South Africa’s (relatively) comfortable prisons, which were open to inspection by the Red Cross.
Miami judge Alex Ferrer had strong words against Kaepernick in an interview with Fox News. Ferrer has first-hand knowledge of Castro as his own family fled to escape him.
“Colin Kaepernick should think long and hard about the message he’s sending. We already know who Fidel Castro was. Cubans do, but you don’t have to be Cuban to know that he is a murdering thug, just like I don’t have to be black to know that the KKK is a massively racist organization.
But what this tells us is who Collin Kaepernick is. You can’t on the one hand kneel in protest saying that you are for freedom for everybody and say that you are against systemic oppression and wear on your shirt a picture of the biggest oppressor in the world — a guy who executed people by firing squad without a trial, a guy who is responsible for the deaths of women and children by having his Coast Guard ram their boats as they try to flee the island that is apparently such a paradise that Collin wants to tout it.”
Was blocking the resolution as long as Kaepernick was listed as an honoree really a “white privilege” act? Not hardly. Wisconsin Dems need to pull their heads out of the sand and really see this man for what he is. He claims to stand for people of color, but openly admires an evil tyrant intent on destroying the U.S. and killing indiscriminately.