Excerpt from The Daily Wire
Written by Robert Kraychik
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke with left-wing celebrity tabloid Us Weekly in late 2015 to outline a “racial struggle” he associated with his childhood. The NFL star has generated headlines today following his refusal to stand for the national anthem during the pregame ritual on Friday, citing his opposition to America's "[oppression] of black people and people of color."
Adopted by white parents in Wisconsin, Kaepernick is the biological child of a white woman and a black man. He was born in 1987.
Speaking in terms of race, Kaepernick told Us Weekly that “he knew he was different [from his parents]… even before he could speak."
First lady Michelle Obama (R) dances with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick during a debut of a school exercise program February 28, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. Obama unveiled a new initiative called 'Let's Move Active Schools' to help schools create a physical activity programs for students. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)