Colin Kaepernick

It’s Famous Friday!

2019-10-31T10:13:01+00:00October 31st, 2019|

Colin Kaepernick This week’s article is about former NFL quarterback and political activist Colin Kaepernick. We highlighted Kaepernick on a Famous Friday previously in September of 2016. Kaepernick’s biological mother, Heidi Russo, is Caucasian while his father is African-American. Kaepernick was taken in by Rick and Teresa Kaepernick shortly after Russo placed him up for adoption. At eight years old, Kaepernick began playing football as a defensive end, transitioning to the Quarterback position one year later. During his high school career, Kaepernick played basketball, baseball, as well as continuing as [...]

Project RACE and Nike

2020-09-29T01:29:04+00:00September 10th, 2018|

Project RACE and Nike I was in Turlock, California today. It’s where Colin Kaepernick grew up—a multiracial boy adopted by white parents in a city where African American comprise less than 2% of the population. I saw one black person there today in a sea of white faces. I can only imagine that life there was challenging for him. Yet he played football on teams with predominately white players. He made friends and had family; he survived. And he always stood up for what he believed in. Colin Kaepernick did [...]

FAMOUS FRIDAY: Colin Kaepernick

2016-09-23T02:41:32+00:00September 23rd, 2016|

This week’s Famous Friday features someone who has been in the headlines quite often lately, Colin Kaepernick. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and he is of African American and European descent. From a young age he continually excelled in all sorts of sports. He is currently a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. If you haven’t heard, Kaepernick began a silent protest during the NFL preseason. Instead of standing for the national anthem, he takes a knee. He doesn’t do this to disrespect veterans or our military, but to [...]

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