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“We forget that Colin’s whole thing was to bring attention to social injustice. In that case, this is a success. This is the next phase. There [are] two parts of protesting. You go outside and you protest, and then the company or the individual says, ‘I hear you. What do we do next?’ ” he told The New York Times.
“For me it’s like action, [an] actionable item, what are we gonna do with it? Everyone heard, we hear what you’re saying, and everybody knows I agree with what you’re saying [in Kaepernick’s underlying message]. So what are we gonna do? You know what I’m saying? [Help] millions and millions of people, or we get stuck on Colin not having a job.”
Kaepernick remains an unemployed free agent, which happened soon after he began kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to the start of the games. A makeshift tryout for the NFL late last year went awry in Atlanta, and most sports pundits believe that Kaep will never return to the league.