MADISON, Wisconsin — On Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a resolution to honor African-Americans who have made historcical differences. A list that included the name of former 49er’s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. A list that included the name of former 49er’s Quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick, a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, made national headlines last year when he knelt during the national anthem at a NFL game. His silent protest, showed his refusal to honor the flag which represents a country that disregards Black & Brown life.
However, Republicans blocked the resolution until Kaepernick’s name was removed by Black Democratic lawmakers. According USA Today:
Democratic Rep. David Crowley of Milwaukee, who authored the resolution, called the episode “a textbook example of white privilege” and a “slap in the face.”
“Many of these people that you don’t agree with will still be in the history books that your children and grandchildren will be reading,” Crowley said on the Assembly floor.