Rodney Harrison Says Colin Kaepernick Is ‘Not Black’ Amid 49ers QB’s Protest

August 30, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former NFL defensive back Rodney Harrison stated Tuesday he believes San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick's "heart is in the right place" concerning his protest of the national anthem, but he doesn't think the quarterback fully understands the situation because he's "not black."
Jordan Heck of Sporting News passed along comments Harrison made about the subject during a radio appearance with Lance Zierlein and Matt Thomas of Houston's SportsTalk 790:
I tell you this, I'm a black man. And Colin Kaepernick—he's not black. He can not 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.
You know, I don't think he faces those type of things that we face on a daily basis.
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