There was a revealing contrast between how the Democrat Party and its mainstream media public relations team handled the activities of two black men in recent days. Kanye West was labeled a "token negro" for visiting the White House, and Colin Kaepernick was hailed as a cultural hero by Harvard. It provided a stark case study in the Left's politics of division. Any black man who threatens that racial divide becomes an immediate target for scorn and ridicule.
Why? Because any break from this orthodoxy poses an existential threat to the electability of Democrats.
Kaepernick was the celebrated leader of the NFL's national anthem kneelers while he was still employed. He received Harvard's "prestigious" W.E.B. Du Bois medal for, well, kneeling. The award was presented by Harvard's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, with Afrocentric professor Cornel West presiding. West teaches courses on W.E.B. Du Bois.
Kaepernick is the mediocre former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who was receiving anannual salary of $19,000,000. In 2016, he bought into the faux Black Lives Matter movement and declared, "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." He set off a racially charged "protest" across the nation — kneelers of all ages!
For the record, Kaepernick was abandoned by his black biological father before he was born and put up for adoption by his 19-year-old white mother. He was then adopted and raised by a loving white couple in an upper-middle-class suburb.
It is no small irony that he has become a celebrated critic of so-called "white oppression," especially by "racist" police targeting young black men — but that's a lie based on a myth.
Kaepernick's anger is likely rooted in a deep sense of abandonment by his black father, and his protest is wholly misdirected.
Most recently, he was rewarded for his "hate America" crusade with a lucrative contract for aNike advertising campaign.