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Colin Kaepernick is set to publish a new book, titled "Abolition For The People: The Movement For A Future Without Policing And Prisons".
The book is due for release in October of this year and features 30 personal essays from prominent black artists who touch on what life would be like without a militarised police force.
And while the other 29 writers remain unknown at this time, it's understood former NFL player Kaepernick is one of the accounts while also serving as the book's editor.
"The omnipresent threat of premature death at the hands, knees, chokeholds, tasers, and guns of law enforcement has only further engrained its anti-Black foundation into the institutions of policing," Kaepernick said.
"In order to eradicate anti-Blackness, we must also abolish the police. The abolition of one without the other is impossible."
Kaepernick first protested about police brutality and racism back in 2016 when he remained seated during the national anthem prior to a San Fransisco 49ers' pre-season game.
"It is to protest the injustices that are happening in America, the oppression that is happening in America," Kaepernick told reporters at the time.
And after speaking to U.S. Army veteran and fellow NFL player Nate Boyer, Kaepernick decided it was more appropriate to kneel as a sign of respect for the military and did so with his 49ers teammate Eric Reid the following game.
Since then, the ex-quarterback has continued to use his platform in a bid to combat racial injustices.
It looked like he was on the brink of an NFL comeback last year when he was invited to practice in front of a number of team scouts, but nothing eventuated from it.
One person who has successfully secured a return ticket to the NFL is Tim Tebow after signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars as a tight end.
But the fact that Tebow was swiftly picked up by a team and Kaepernick wasn't sparked outrage among some football fans and experts.
Interesting how the same people that are praising Tim Tebow for his values outside of football, see Colin Kaepernick's values as a distraction. pic.twitter.com/aqbDpZZXci
- Ahmed Ali (@MrAhmednurAli) May 10, 2021
Hollywood star Steven Pasquale tweeted: "Tim Tebow finding a team and Colin Kaepernick can't. White privilege NFL style."
While fellow actor Grant Liffman added: "There is no scenario in which Tim Tebow provides more use on the football field than Colin Kaepernick. Absolutely zero."
As music artist Ron Placone said: "The fact that religious chauvinist, Tim Tebow, gets another shot at the NFL before Colin Kaepernick does proves once and for all it's not about talent and never was."
Tim Tebow finding a team and Colin Kaepernick can't.
White privilege NFL style.
Tebow can't throw, never could, never played TE, and hasn't played in ..what ...8 years?
Explain it to me like I'm 5.
- steven pasquale (@StevePasquale) May 10, 2021
There is no scenario in which Tim Tebow provides more use on the football field than Colin Kaepernick
- Grant Liffmann (@GrantLiffmann) May 10, 2021
The fact that religious chauvinist, Tim Tebow, gets another shot at the NFL before Colin Kaepernick does proves once and for all it's not about talent and never was.
- Ron Placone (@RonPlacone) May 10, 2021
Tebow - Hasn't played in the NFL since 2012. Gets another shot.
Kaepernick - Hasn't played since 2016. Gets nothing.
What's the difference? Can't seem to put my finger on it... pic.twitter.com/F9BF5CdqKX
- BLACK ADAM SCHEFTER (@B1ackSchefter) May 10, 2021
Remember, Colin Kaepernick isn't in the NFL because...
- "he was a terrible QB"
- "he brings a media circus everywhere"
- "he hasn't played in years"
- "kneeling is disrespectful" pic.twitter.com/12vwtUlTIz
- Joe Praino (@FixYourLife) May 10, 2021
There's no way you can tell me that Tim Tebow deserves to be on a team as an unproven tight end who hasn't played in 9 years more than Colin Kaepernick. There's just no way that's gonna make sense.
- David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) May 10, 2021
So Tebow haven't played an NFL game in damn near a decade and it's that simple...no hate but you got to be kidding me
- Dez Bryant (@DezBryant) May 11, 2021
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