Ah, Netflix. Colin Kaepernick has a new special on Netflix called “Colin in Black and White,” which in the words of NPR’s reviewer, “shows a star athlete reaching toward Blackness.” The critic notes that the special “delivers its message with storytelling subtle as a sledgehammer.”

Check out this segment in which Kaepernick segues from NFL training camp to a slave auction, and then has the auctioneer shake hands with the coach to bridge the gap in time.

We’d honestly have our doubts, but NPR’s critic writes that “Kaepernick sets the tone early, speaking ominously while visual images morph from Black professional athletes examined by white coaches and team doctors to slaves getting a once over from white men selling them at auction.”

It’s a good thing he was able to escape when he did.