In an interview with journalist Indigo Olivier for the New Republic, Colin Kaepernick gave up the game when he defended partnering with leading Marxists to edit a new pro-Black studies anthology because “Black liberation simply isn’t possible under capitalism.”
The former NFL quarterback is a very wealthy man. Who has no intention of giving away his money. Kaepernick worked with editors Robin D.G. Kelley and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and when Olivier asked Kaepernick why he worked with “two of the most prominent Black Marxists in the country,” Colin said:
“I’ve long admired Keeanga and Robin’s work as well as their uncompromising political analysis and understanding that Black liberation simply isn’t possible under capitalism.
“I think the anthology makes this argument quite well, and I hope it challenges readers to see that racism is not white supremacy’s only ingredient.
“White supremacy persists in part because of its relationship with capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and so on.”
Kaepernick also took a swies at Trump and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
OLIVIER: You’ve described Our History Has Always Been Contraband as the type of book Governor Ron DeSantis doesn’t want you to read, and your co-editors both reference Trump’s 1776 Commission as a backlash to the 1619 Project.
What are your thoughts on the GOP’s obsession with attacking Black Studies?
KAEPERNICK: Black Studies and, more generally, a critical engagement with U.S. history, threatens the white supremacist status quo.
Any attempt to whitewash the past should actually be understood as a concrete step toward fascism and a desire to build a nation state where power is concentrated in the hands of a self-anointed few.
That said, I wouldn’t characterize GOP attacks on Black Studies as an “obsession” but rather as core to their white supremacist political project.
Colin Kaepernick Says He Joined With Marxists To Edit New Book Because ‘Black Liberation Simply Isn’t Possible Under Capitalism’ https://t.co/uyybTmaua2— Mediaite (@Mediaite) June 19, 2023