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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

  • Kaepernick shared parts of Douglass' speech on Twitter on Thursday with a video of police brutality and depictions of slavery 
  • Beneath it, he shared a quote from the 10,000-word address about how Douglass did not agree with celebrating the Fourth of July 
  • At the time the speech was given in 1852, slavery was prevalent and Douglass said he would not celebrate until it was abolished
  • He however also stated his love of country and hope for the future of America
  • Kaepernick was slammed for leaving those parts out 
  • Among his critics was Senator Ted Cruz who told followers to read the 'entire' speech instead of just his selection from it
  • Others accused Kaepernick of trying to compare himself to Douglass, who was born into slavery and was a pioneering abolitionist 
  • It comes days after Nike pulled a shoe it had designed for the 4th of July which featured a Betsy Ross flag because Kaepernick, an ambassador, complained  

Colin Kaepernick is shown during one of his NFL protests
Kaepernick tweeted a video montage of depictions of slavery, fireworks and modern videos of police brutality beneath a portion of the speech

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.' 

Frederick Douglass was a pioneering abolitionist and former slave who died in 1895

Cruz shot back at Kaepernick by tweeting other parts of the speech and including a link to the full version++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

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.

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Comment by vaughn mitchell on October 13, 2019 at 8:16pm
When Trump, is out of the white house they will let him back in.
Comment by stephen myers on July 6, 2019 at 5:58pm

White people in mass hate his guts, anyone who brings up slavery they hate with a passion, they will never admit their evil ways. 

Comment by mr1stroke on July 2, 2019 at 6:57pm

they wouldnt make that mistake if it was to jews or gays, they feel nigros support anything, if Colin didnt say anything majority of the negros wouold buy it without questions ask

Comment by vaughn mitchell on July 2, 2019 at 4:51pm
Damn right Kap, keep up the good fight.
Comment by Calvin Smith on July 2, 2019 at 2:29pm

F*** don’t accept things just based on face value.......

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