Activist-athlete Colin KaepernickFriday’s protest called for an end to the system that permitted the release of Kyle RittenhouseAlle charges for the shooting deaths two unarmed men, and the injury of the third.
The verdict “further validates the need to abolish our current system. White supremacy cannot be reformed,” Kaepernick tweeted Friday.
“We just witnessed a system built on white supremacy validate the terroristic acts of a white supremacist,” wrote the former San Francisco 49s quarterback, who was forced out of the NFL after taking a knee before gamesProtest racism and police brutality
Rittenhouse was 17 when he killed three people. Rittenhouse had been traveling from Illinois, equipped with an AR-15 style rifle, to protest the shootings of Black residents in Kenosha. Jacob Blake.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) expressed a similar perspective to Kapernick’s about who is protected in America. “What we are witnessing is a system functioning as designed and protecting those it was designed for,” she tweeted.
Ex-ESPN personality, outspoken Jemele Hill also called out white supremacy’s role in the Rittenhouse verdict.