Rodney apologized for his comments on Kaepernick, apparently didn’t know he was ‘mixed?”
— Mediaite (@Mediaite) August 30, 2016
NFL's Rodney Harrison — Colin Kaepernick Is Not Black … Mixed Race Doesn't Count (AUDIO) https://t.co/QesZn2gARe
— TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) August 30, 2016
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) August 30, 2016
In an interview this morning, NBC football analyst Rodney Harrison said, “I tell you this, I’m a black man. And Colin Kaepernick – he’s not black.”
Harrison went on in detail about Kaepernick not understanding what obstacles black people actually face. “He can not understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on an everyday basis.”
Reactions to Harrison’s comments have not exactly been positive.
@TMZ_Sports that's as ignorant as not standing for the anthem
— Ian (@Ireland2Canada) August 30, 2016
— PKGM (@PKGM) August 30, 2016
— Socorro Polanco (@PolancoSocorro) August 30, 2016
Rodney Harrison is acting light skinned. You know they get automatically defensive before knowing the story.
— jdan (@JessicaSaxena) August 30, 2016
.@Rodney_Harrison you're an embarrassment to black people claiming Colin Kapernick isn't black. Please don't speak for us anymore.
— Arty Blackwell (@ArtybeingArty) August 30, 2016
Either way …
— Mrs. Doc (@TheLadyJaye) August 30, 2016