“Today, I’m excited to share that we at @KaepernickPublishing will be releasing our first title, ABOLITION FOR THE PEOPLE: THE MOVEMENT FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT POLICING & PRISONS, on 10/12/21,” Kaepernick wrote on Instagram.
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Kaepernick plans to edit the collection of essays and even write a few of them himself, according to his publishing firm.
The former San Francisco 49ers player has long been an advocate of defunding the police and abolishing prisons, claiming that law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole is designed to protect “institutional racism.”
He began kneeling during the national anthem during football games as a way to protest law enforcement.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” he said at the time. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
Last year, Kaepernick called the police officers involved in the Breonna Taylor shooting “white supremacists” and accused them of murdering her in cold blood.
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 23, 2020