Colin Kaepernick is gracing the November issue of EBONY magazine.
I am still up at 5 a.m. training five, six days a week making sure I’m prepared to take a team to a Super Bowl again. That’s not something I will ever let go of, regardless of the actions of 32 teams and their partners to deny me employment.
The same way I was persistent in high school is the same way I’m gonna be persistent here.
And you’re gonna have to continue to deny me and do so in a public way. And you’re gonna expose yourself by that, but it won’t be because I’m not ready or not prepared. But in that process, I’m also not gonna let you bury my future.
I’m gonna continue to do work on the acting and producing side, continue to do the work with Know Your Rights, and make sure we are having an impact. I think that’s the beauty of us collectively—we are not one-dimensional.
Kaepernick first took a knee in the NFL on September 1, 2016, to protest police brutality and racial inequality.
He hasn’t played in the NFL since 2017, but he’s kept himself very busy with his activism and other projects.
His Netflix biopic series, “Colin In Black & White,” premieres on October 29.
We wish Colin Kaepernick the best in all his future endeavors.
Read his full interview at EBONY.