UPDATE: Rodney Harrison Apologizes for Saying Kaepernick is ‘Not Black’: ‘I Never Knew He was Mixed’ – Read the updated story HERE.
Earlier we reported ….
*The hate for Colin Kaepernick keep rolling in after his controversial decision to not stand for the national anthem. Another one came from former NFLer and now game analyst Rodney Harrison.
It happened during an interview on iHeartRadio Tuesday morning who for whatever reason has decided Kaepernick is not black enough to speak on the subject. Excuse us, actually, Harrison says he not black at all .
“I tell you this, I’m a black man. And Colin Kaepernick — he’s not black,” Harrison said. “He cannot understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on a every single (day) basis. When you walk in a grocery store, and you might have $2,000 or $3,000 in your pocket and you go up in to a Foot Locker and they’re looking at you like you about to steal something.
“You know, I don’t think he faces those type of things that we face on a daily basis.”
This must be news to Kaepernick who was adopted at birth, but he comes from a biologically white mother and black father. Considering he’s biracial, Kaepernick is viewed by most as a person of color and has to deal with racial issues. Just take a gander at his Twitter mentions over the last few days.
You might recall that it was a few years ago that Kaepernick had to deal with racist people blasting him for kissing his tattoos. Even as a child he dealt with people judging him for the color of his skin. These are the reasons Kaepernick decided to protest, but Harrison still doesn’t feel like the 49ers quarterback understands the struggle.
“I’m not saying he has to be black, but I’m saying, his heart is in the right place, but even with what he’s doing, he still doesn’t understand the injustices as a black man, or people of color, that’s what I’m saying,” Harrison said.
So based on that Harrison concludes that Kaepernick is not black? Spoken like a true (racist?) a-hole, Mr. Harrison.