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.
that's as ignorant as not standing for the anthem
— Ian (@Ireland2Canada) August 30, 2016
— PKGM (@PKGM) August 30, 2016
@Rodney_Harrison well damn… I'm mixed too so does make me NOT BLACK? I'm lost Rodney!
— Keshana Polanco (@keshanapolanco) 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 (@ArtybeingArty) August 30, 2016
Either way …