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Black radio host slams Kaepernick; FORCED to apologize because he didn’t know he was bi-racial

Everyone and their mother (including his own) is attacking San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick for his refusal to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance – but not everyone is criticizing him for the same reasons.

Kaepernick justified his stance by stating that he wouldn’t stand because “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.” Sports Radio host Rodney Harrison hopped on the anti-Kaepernick bandwagon, deciding to make the issue about race for another reason. “Colin Kaepernick, he’s not black, OK? He cannot understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face or people of color face on an every single basis” he stated.

Yeah, there’s only one problem here…. Kaepernick is black — well at least as black as Barack Obama.

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Via MSN

Rodney Harrison apologized on Twitter Tuesday afternoon for criticizing Colin Kaepernick, and he provided a very questionable excuse for saying Kaepernick is “not black.” In a series of tweets, Harrison apologized to anyone he offended and claimed he had no idea Kaepernick was biracial.

Kaepernick was adopted by white parents, but his biological father is African American. In a radio interview on Tuesday, Harrison said he disagrees with Kaepernick’s national anthem protest and said the 49ers quarterback is “not black.” You can read the full context of Harrison’s remarks here.

Did Harrison really think Kaepernick was white? We have our doubts. What likely happened is the former NFL safety saw how negatively people were reacting to his comments and came up with a lame excuse. A number of people have openly disagreed with Kaepernick (such as this Niners legend), but Harrison’s criticism was downright ignorant.

It’s oddly satisfying to see race-baiting backfire in someone’s face. Maybe he’ll do as much as Google a photo of the person he’s speaking about beforehand next time.

It’s the pot calling the kettle…oh, never mind.

[Note: This post was authored by The Analytical Economist]

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