Colin Kaepernick: Everything You Need to Know About the Star Behind Colin in Black and White

Colin Kaepernick: Everything You Need to Know About the Star Behind Colin in Black and White

When a teenage athlete becomes an activist, the world shares chaos. Netflix’s American fictionalized limited drama Colin in Black and White set its first footsteps on Netflix on October 29th, 2021. The series has a total of 6 episodes created by Ava DuVernay. The story develops around a teenage star athlete. Colin Kaepernick faces some experiences that lead him to become an activist.

Colin Kaepernick began his protest for racial injustice during U.S. national anthem in San Francisco in 2016, which create the biggest sports controversies from just a small act. But this act of protest has ended his NFL career. His entire career lies in the show Colin in Black and White. We know the ending, but what we don’t know that what leads to this protest. Colin Kaepernick also narrates the show which was started away before 2016.

The cast of the show includes Colin Kaepernick as Narrator, Michael as Colin Kaepernick, Mary-Louise Parker as Teresa Kaepernick, and Nick Offerman as Rick Kaepernick.

The show was proclaimed at the beginning of last year. Fans have been waiting patiently for so long, at last, the show has hit the roads of Netflix.

The early life of Colin Kaepernick

DuVernay explains, “With his act of protest, Colin Kaepernick ignited a national conversation about race and justice with far-reaching consequences for football, culture and for him, personally… Colin’s story has much to say about identity, sports, and the enduring spirit of protest and resilience. I couldn’t be happier than to tell this story with the team at Netflix.”

Colin Kaepernick, in 2016, was a QB for the San Francisco 49ers, protested during the national anthem by kneeling because of police brutality and racial inequality, and systematic oppression. He kneeled the whole season during the national anthem. The protest received a lot of mixed reactions from the general public.  He left the 49ers, became a free player, and remained unsigned for a long time. He filed against NFL and has played none NFL. Kaepernick’s protest became back on track when George Floyd died from police brutality and racism. He remained a free player and remain unsigned. Kaepernick claims the show is an expansion of his activism. He added, “Too often we see race and Black stories portrayed through a white lens… We seek to give a new perspective on the different realities that Black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted black man in a white community during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

Kaepernick was born in 1978. After that, a white couple adopted him. He started playing football at an age of 8. With football, he also has played basketball and baseball. At a very young age, he got a lot of fame and success. Kaepernick has a lot of tattoos, and all of them are related to faith. He claims, “I think God guides me through every day and helps me take the right steps and has helped me to get to where I’m at.” 

He has started his protest five years back, and it’s still going on.

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