America’s biggest anti-patriot Colin Kaepernick decided to leave the country on the 4th of July to find his roots in Africa. “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home,” tweeted Kaepernick. The 4th of July didn’t rob his ancestors.
It seems he’s found a new home in the Ghana. Maybe he’ll stay there. He talked about his trip on a post on instagram. “”What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence?” – Frederick Douglass. In a quest to find my personal independence, I had to find out where my ancestors came from. I set out tracing my African ancestral roots, and it lead me to Ghana,” wrote Kaepernick.
“Upon finding out this information, I wanted to visit the sites responsible for myself (and many other Black folks in the African Diaspora) for being forced into the hells of the middle passage. I wanted to see a fraction of what they saw before reaching the point of no return,” he wrote.
“I spent time with the/my Ghanaian people, from visiting the local hospital in Keta and the village of Atito, to eating banku in the homes of local friends, and paying my respects to Kwame Nkrumah’s Memorial Park,” he wrote.
“I felt their love, and truly I hope that they felt mine in return,” he wrote.