Colin Kaepernick once again trashed all over American traditions with a protest of Thanksgiving. He spent his Thanksgiving protesting in Alcatraz.
“Today, I was on Alcatraz Island at the Indigenous People’s Sunrise Gathering, in solidarity with those celebrating their culture and paying respects to those that participated in the 19 month occupation of Alcatraz in an effort to force to honor the Treaty of Fort Laramie,” tweeted Kaepernick.
“Our fight is the same fight. We’re all fighting for our justice, for our freedom,” Kaepernick said to the other demonstrators choosing to skip Thanksgiving.
“If there’s one thing that I take away from today and seeing the beauty of everybody out here, it’s that we’re only getting stronger every day, we’re only getting larger and larger every day. I see the strength in everybody. The dancing, the rituals – that is our resistance. We continue to fight. We continue to fight for justice. We fight for our freedom, and we continue on that path,” said Kaepernick.
This is similar to when he left on a voyage to Africa for the 4th of July. “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home,” he tweeted on the 4th of July. “I am not African because I was born in Africa but because Africa was born in me,” he said. Do you miss the days where people had respect for their country?