BREAKING: Kaepernick Releases Anti-July 4th Statement “We reject your celebration of white supremacy”

In a new provocative tweet, activist and former NFL player Colin Kaeperinck condemned July 4th.

Kaepernick tweeted:

Black ppl have been dehumanized, brutalized, criminalized + terrorized by America for centuries, & are expected to join your commemoration of “independence”, while you enslaved our ancestors. We reject your celebration of white supremacy & look forward to liberation for all.

The reaction was mixed, with many countering the statement.

One Twitter user replied:

We literally had a African American as PRESIDENT for 8 yrs.

Another wrote:

Did you tweet that from your 15 bedroom mansion from all the millions you made from being a horrible QB? This country is so unfair.

Poor brutalized rich NFL player turned corporate poster boy, you.

I celebrate the 4th as a black American because I’m thankful to live here and I celebrate Juneteenth too. There’s nothing wrong with celebrating the fact that we’re not under British control.

In April, Kaepernick released a video about Covid-19 and declared “black and brown communities are being disproportionally devastated by Covid-19 because of hundreds of years of structural racism.”


Last November, made another political statement with his Thanksgiving tweet accusing the U.S. government of stealing 1.5 acres of land from Indigenous people.

Colin writes “Spent the morning at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on the 50 year anniversary of the Occupation of Alcatraz. The US government has stolen over 1.5 billion acres of land from Indigenous people. Thank you to my Indigenous family, I’m with you today and always”

In the video, Kaepernick says

It’s been 50 years since the occupation and that struggle has continued for that 50 years. Before that 50 years, it will continue from this point. It’s our responsibility to honor our ancestors and honor our elders by carrying on that struggle. Don’t let their sacrifices be in vain. That’s why it’s important for all of us to be here today, to show that we’re together, that we’re unified, that we have that solidarity. And I hope to spend many more of these with you.