A few months ago, when I first announced that I just couldn’t watch the NFL any longer, people were still making the foolhardy argument that it was purely a football decision to keep Colin out of the league and that he simply wasn’t good enough to play the game anymore. Nevermind that no 29 year old quarterback in NFL history had Colin’s stats and success without being on a roster the following year. Nevermind that men who had never completed a single pass in the NFL were brought in from the Arena League for roster spots. Nevermind that career second and third string quarterbacks were brought out of retirement for jobs this season. White supremacy will always contort itself in peculiar ways to justify its existence.