Colin Kaepernick Speaks Out On Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

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Colin Kaepernick believes today's ruling is yet another example of white supremacy.

Today was a controversial day for the American justice system as Kyle Rittenhouse, the Kenosha shooter, was acquitted of all charges in his homicide case. Many were upset with the outcome of the trial, while others believe it sets a great precedent for self-dense. Activists have noted that had this been a black defendant, they probably wouldn't have gotten the same courtesy throughout the trial, especially when you consider how many have been put in jail for decades on nonviolent drug offenses.

In the aftermath of the case, some have taken to Twitter to express their anger with the ruling, including Colin Kaepernick, who has been outspoken about the criminal justice system and white supremacy. As Kaepernick explains, this verdict proves that the American system needs to be restructured, immediately. 

"We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist," Kaepernick wrote. "This only further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed."

As is the case with most of Kaepernick's political tweets, many seemed to take exception to his comments. Despite this, there were definitely some who agree as the Rittenhouse trial has proven to be extremely polarizing. It's a case that got a lot of attention, and it will continue to do so.

Let us know what you think of Kaepernick's remarks, in the comments below.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.