Kaepernick to donate $1M to charities and his fro takes Twitter by storm #KapSoBlack
September 02, 2016 at 3:26 am
Colin Kaepernick is putting his money where his activism is. The 49ers quarterback who came into the spotlight by not standing during the national anthem in protest of police brutality, is donating $1 million to communities in need.
On Thursday night after the 49ers’ preseason finale against the Chargers, Kaepernick made the announcement. He stated that he plans to donate the first $1 million he earns to charities that help communities in need.
“I’ve been very blessed to be in this position and to be able to make the kind of money I do,” Kaepernick said, “And I have to help these people. I have to help these communities. It’s not right that they’re not put in a position to succeed or given those opportunities to succeed.”
This move is perhaps one of the best ones Kaepernick could’ve made. When he first protested, people tried to belittle him by critiquing his dedication to activism because he’s a well-paid athlete. Now, he’s backing his actions with funding.
But the critiques against his identity didn’t end there. They also questioned his blackness, but on Thursday night, Kaepernick came out with the fro.
Black Twitter showed support with #KapSoBlack.
@MoreandAgain started the trending topic and the rest of Black Twitter chimed in.
Bruh. Kap’s fro. . . . #KapSoBlack he got a diamond in the back, sunroof top, digging the scene with the gangsta lean. Woohoooooooo.
— Cocky McSwagsalot (@MoreAndAgain) September 2, 2016
Because with a fro like that…
#KapSoBlack he sent in a letter saying he’ll only stand if they change the anthem to ‘knuck if you buck’
— でじことdex digital (@dexdigi) September 2, 2016
— Ashley Christina (@_itsashleyc_) September 2, 2016
Many just want to braid it.
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) September 2, 2016
— Glowing Keyblade (@Tinytay19) September 2, 2016
And some people are convinced he’a from another era.
— WhatFreshHellisThis? (@LisaBolekaja) September 2, 2016
— Leon Mormont (@mrthompson) September 2, 2016
But this one took us out.
#kapsoblack Kris Jenner is on the phone with his publicist RIGHT NOW, arranging a date for Kourtney .
— Grace Blackleaf (@unicorninkk) September 2, 2016