Kaepernick and ‘Selma’ Director Team Up for Netflix Series

Kaepernick and ‘Selma’ Director Team Up for Netflix Series

July 1, 2020

Netflix is creating a series based on the life of cop-hating, dictator-loving, unemployable former quarterback Colin Kaepernick, focusing on his time as a high school student in California. Selma director Ava DuVernay is creating the project with Kaepernick.

Colin in Black & White will be a scripted drama, featuring narration by Kaepernick. The show will consist of six episodes following the future mediocre NFL player “as a Black [sic] child growing up with a white adopted family and his journey to become a great quarterback while defining his identity.”

“Too often we see race and black stories portrayed through a white lens,” said Kaepernick. “We seek to give new perspective to the differing realities that black people face. We explore the racial conflicts I faced as an adopted black man in a white community, during my high school years. It’s an honor to bring these stories to life in collaboration with Ava for the world to see.”

Unlike the right, the left knows how critical it is to control the cultural narratives.

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