For Discussion: Colin Kaepernick’s “Support” Of Fidel Castro Is Really Pissing People Off

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Colin Kaepernick Speaks On His Support Of Some Of Fidel Castro’s Policies In Cuba

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Colin Kaepernick has been the biggest story of this luke-warm NFL season. His social commentary about #BlackLivesMatter and the criminal justice system in America has made him a hero to some and a pariah to many others. In that sense, he appears to have a lot in common with the man who has embroiled him in his latest socio-political controversy.

After taking his infamous knee during the national anthem of a preseason game, Kaep wore at t-shirt depicting a meeting between Malcolm X and Castro. Some took that as a sign that the embattled QB was a full-throated supporter of the murderous Cuban dictator.

The 49ers lost 31-24 to the Miami Dolphins, in Miami, where thousands of Cubans have been celebrating Castro’s death. After the game, Kaep spoke to reporters in an attempt to clarify his perceived support of El Comandante’s oppressive practices.

Since news of his death, the subject of Castro has been almost as polarizing as Donald Trump.

We found this post on Killer Mike’s IG page that has a long thread of comments that are sharply varied. Click the link to read the exchanges.

I have no real opinion on Castro. I have Cuban American friends who despise him in every way and I do not argue their experiences and feelings. I simply hear and respect them. As a black person who is "Pan African" and one who cares about all those of the African diaspora he served as an ally in our struggle to be liberated and free from oppression from colonialism and US rule. In particular I sincerely appreciate him for protecting #HandsOffAssata. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Castro aside I was up for 420 and Michael Moore's #Sicko came on and I watched him sneak Americans into Cuba for proper care, treatment & affordable meds. I thought about our current medical system and smh. I thought to my self damn how can a Dictator/Rebel Hero figure this shit out and we cannot for the life of us do the same Or better. Humans are complex & I am distrusting of pretty much all Govt so this ain't a pro Socialist Rant from a Sanders Supporter blah blah blah, but if we are the Great Republic we claim to be i hope we can figure out health care free college & Trade and safe food for citizens. If an old guy with a mean Cigar habit can live Til 90 & 90% of Cubans are Literate they must be doing something right (in those arenas) n 🇨🇺 that we can learn and replicate in 🇺🇸. Love and Respect to all. #HighThoughts #ThisIsAboutHealthCareNOTCastro #SaveYaMadTalkURight #ThereYaGoBuddy #TrollFood 😜😝🤑

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What do you think of Fidel Castro? Do you see him as a great leader or a murderous dictator, or both.

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