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Colin Kaepernick sparks outrage for 'selectively' quoting Frederick Douglass' historic Fourth of July speech to slam police brutality and leaving out parts where the abolitionist praised America
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Colin Kaepernick’s fight for racial equality again painted as anti-American
Colin Kaepernick has been slammed for using chunks of Frederick Douglass' famous Fourth of July address on Twitter to criticize police brutality and claim racism in America without including the sections of his speech where he told of his love of country and hope for the future.
The controversial former San Francisco 49ers shared a video on Twitter on Thursday in which parts of Douglass' lengthy 1852 speech were orated over a montage of slavery depictions and videos of police shooting unarmed African Americans.
He tweeted beneath it: 'What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine...
'There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.'
Nike canceled the release of its Fourth of July flag-themed shoes today after Colin Kaepernick pointed out the 13-star flag stitched on the heel of the Airmax 1 has been misappropriated by white nationalist groups opposed to America’s diversity and that it harkened back to an era of slavery.
In response, some with larger followings across Twitter and other social media platforms argue Nike and Kaepernick should accept the American flag in any form only as a representation of patriotism, ignoring some are using it to express racist ideas, and continuing to (wrongly) paint Kaepernick’s fight for racial equality as anti-American and disrespectful to all military and police.