As a country we moved far more quickly to shut down Juggalos for singing badly about how they want to “murder your face” than we have white supremacists who have told Black city officials that they’re going to be lynched. We need to sit back and think about that for a minute.
Crimes rooted in brute and/or thoughtlessness are more easily understood, as they fit the narrative. Understanding isn’t available to Colin Kaepernick, as he’s a collection of taboos: Black at the most touted position — two available boxes; and wholly Black — none. He is, now, his awareness. It’s inescapable, thus are his pleas for humanity. We are, now, always confronted with the totality of Colin Kaepernick.