(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) In an interview on his upcoming book, former NFL quarterback and millionaire Colin Kaepernick decried capitalism and explained that “black liberation” cannot happen under the current economic system.
According to the Post Millennial, Kaepernick came to the realization with the help of “two of the most prominent black Marxists in the country,” both of whom assisted the former NFL player with his forthcoming book.
The book, titled Our History Has Always Been Contraband: In Defense of Black Studies, featured a collection of essays by civil rights activists and Marxist revolutionaries, compiled by Kaepernick with the help of Robin D.G. Kelley and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor.
The book featured essays from W.E.B. Du Bois and Angela Davis, both of whom expressed disdain for capitalism in their writings, alongside the quarterback’s prose.
The book originated out of the battle over AP African American Studies, which focused largely on teaching modern critical race theory to high school students. The College Board revised the curriculum after Florida Governor and 2024 Presidential candidate Ron DeSantis pushed back on the course.
Kaepernick called out DeSantis, claiming that his book was “the kind of book [the governor] wants to ban.”
“Any attempt to whitewash the past should actually be understood as a concrete step toward fascism and a desire to build a nation state where power is concentrated in the hands of a self-anointed (read: white) few,” he said.
Kaepernick alleged that the book made the argument against capitalism very well, and claimed he wanted readers to understand that white supremacy is a complex, multi-faceted problem.
“I hope it challenges readers to see that racism is not white supremacy’s only ingredient,” Kaepernick said. “White supremacy persists in part because of its relationship with capitalism, heteropatriarchy, ableism, and so on.”
Kaepernick previously wrote essays advocating for all levels of government to adopt far-left critical race theory by abolishing police and prisons.
In his essays, the former San Francisco 49ers player claimed law enforcement and the criminal justice system protect “institutional racism.”
Kaepernick, who left the NFL due to his poor performance, also compared the NFL training camps to slavery in a Netflix special.