Friday Open Thread | #KapSoBlack Trends On Twitter With Non Stop Memes After Colin Kaepernick Sports An Afro To SF vs SD Game

Kap so blackYou have to love the internet! Colin Kaepernick wore an afro that looked like it was straight out of the 70’s to tonight’s SF vs San Diego game. Many believe this was Kap’s subtle response to former NLF player Rodney Harrison, whom said Colin Kaepernick didn’t have a right to feel the way he does about minority issues with police, be cause “Kaepernick isn’t black.”

Via ESPN

When asked about Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the National Anthem, Harrison had this to say:

I tell you this, I’m a black man. And Colin Kaepernick, he’s not black. He cannot understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on a every single (day) basis. When you walk in a grocery store, and you might have $2,000 or $3,000 in your pocket and you go up in to a Foot Locker and they’re looking at you like you about to steal something.

The host then asked Harrison to elaborate on his claim that Kaepernick is not black and is therefore not qualified to stage such a protest. Harrison answered:

I’m not saying that he has to be black. I said his heart is in the right place, but even with what he’s doing, he still doesn’t understand that we face as a black man or people of color, that’s what I’m saying.

Well tonight, #KAPSOBLACK began trending on twitter. Many expressing their approval in humorously of course, confirming for anyone who ever doubted Kaepernick’s “blackness.” Check it out below!

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84 Responses to Friday Open Thread | #KapSoBlack Trends On Twitter With Non Stop Memes After Colin Kaepernick Sports An Afro To SF vs SD Game

  1. rikyrah says:

    This 43-tweet story explains how black kids are treated by America’s criminal justice system

    T. Greg Doucette is a criminal defense lawyer in North Carolina who also writes a legal blog. And he’s got some things to say:

    In a 43-part tweetstorm on Tuesday, Doucette recounted a recent experience defending a 17-year-old black teen from claims by a police officer that the teen was doing 360s in the middle of the street. Over the course of the story, Doucette demonstrates many of the problems black people face in the U.S. court system and why changes never seem to stick.

    We’ll let him take it from here.

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    When this is over, you will have nothing that you want

    The cap does not look good on you, it’s a duffer’s cap, and when you come to the microphone, you look like the warm-up guy, the guy who announces the license number of the car left in the parking lot, doors locked, lights on, motor running. The brim shadows your face, which gives a sinister look, as if you’d come to town to announce the closing of the pulp factory. Your eyes look dead and your scowl does not suggest American greatness so much as American indigestion. Your hair is the wrong color: People don’t want a president to be that shade of blond. You know that now.

    Why doesn’t someone in your entourage dare to say these things? So sad. The fans in the arenas are wild about you, and Sean Hannity is as loyal as they come, but Rudy and Christie and Newt are reassuring in that stilted way of hospital visitors. And The New York Times treats you like the village idiot. This is painful for a Queens boy trying to win respect in Manhattan where the Times is the Supreme Liberal Jewish Anglican Arbiter of Who Has The Smarts and What Goes Where. When you came to Manhattan 40 years ago, you discovered that in entertainment, the press, politics, finance, everywhere you went, you ran into Jews, and they are not like you: Jews didn’t go in for big yachts and a fleet of aircraft — they showed off by way of philanthropy or by raising brilliant offspring. They sympathized with the civil rights movement. In Queens, blacks were a threat to property values — they belonged in the Bronx, not down the street. To the Times, Queens is Cleveland. Bush league. You are Queens. The casinos were totally Queens, the gold faucets in your triplex, the bragging, the insults, but you wanted to be liked by Those People. You wanted Mike Bloomberg to invite you to dinner at his townhouse. You wanted the Times to run a three-part story about you, that you meditate and are a passionate kayaker and collect 14th-century Islamic mosaics. You wish you were that person but you didn’t have the time.

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    BLACK MOVIES THAT AREN’T NEARLY AS GOOD (OR EVEN AS BLACK) AS WE PRETEND THEY ARE
    Lawrence Ware, 9/2/16

    Every fall Hollywood releases the important films—that is, the movies they think will garner Oscar attention. There will be the obligatory biopics with actors embodying disability or overcoming adversity. There will the political films that uncover a scandal or tell stories centered in human misery. Then there will be the artistic achievements, you know,films about basically nothing but either took a long time to make or have unconventional direction.

    As we move into this season, I thought it wise to look back at films that many black folks love and explain why they either should not be considered a black film or why they ain’t worth a damn.

    Look, just because a film is watchable doesn’t mean it’s good and there are a number of beloved black movies that are valorized just because they star black actors. I call these the ‘Halle Berry (HB) Awards’ in honor of the preeminent overrated black actress who won an Oscar for being a mediocre white man’s jump off.

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    These two piece and a biscuit Nigras

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    PragmaticObotsUnite @PragObots
    So Black unemployment is lower now than it was when the Congressional Black Caucus’ fave Bill Clinton was in office

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    This is a mini-series waiting to happen

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    …………………………………….

    These families have suffered horribly but no more than the families of victims of American murderers and Americans who committed DUI fatalities. If we went out and found victims who’d suffered grievously at the hands of Jews or blacks and paraded them around the country before angry crowds the wrongness and danger of doing so would be obvious…

    There is a legitimate public policy question about how aggressive we should be in deporting those who our laws say should not be in the country in the first place. But the fact that some of them commit crimes is not relevant to the discussion… It is simply blood libel and incitement…

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    Morning in Waikiki before we head to China in a couple of hours. iPhone

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

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    Go Ava.

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  49. rikyrah says:

    Ok…about that Afro…

    HOW does he get it into a helmet?

    LOL

    Oh, I admit…my fine and thin hair in 100 years could never get into an Afro that magnificent.

    A wee bit jealous that Kap has more hair than I do..LOL

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  50. rikyrah says:

    KapSOBlack is EVERYTHING!!

    I love Black Twitter :)

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  51. #KapSoBlack Rocky Steady, Baby!

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    • Ametia says:

      Exactly. It infuriates the HATERS because he’s not roaming the streets looting and burning down SHIT. He sat down peacefully while the national anthem’s playing.

      And then he has the ever-loving NERVE to stand before a camera with a big honking AFRO and speak TRUTH to POWER.

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  58. KapSoBlack

    Picket lines and picket signs
    Don’t punish me with brutality
    Talk to me, so you can see
    Oh, what’s going on…
    🙌

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  60. KapSoBlack

    Stand
    In the end you’ll still be you
    One that’s done all the things you set out to do
    Stand
    There’s a cross for you to bear
    Things to go through if you’re going anywhere
    Stand
    For the things you know are right
    Its the truth that the truth makes them so uptight
    Stand

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  63. KapSoBlack, y’all! Make It Funky! Make It Funky!

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  64. Ametia says:

    TGIF Beautiful Peep!

    BWA HA HA HA I Love the Kap Tweets!

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  65. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning 😊, Everyone 😆

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