Colin Kaepernick joins web publisher Medium Board of Directors for ‘civil rights focus’
It remains to be seen if Colin Kaepernick will get another chance to play in the NFL, but he’ll have a new platform to speak out against social issues. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Kaepernick is joining web publisher Medium’s Board of Directors to create content focused on civil rights.
Medium announced that Colin Kaepernick will be joining Medium’s Board of Directors. Medium also will partner with Colin Kaepernick on Kaepernick Publishing to create feature content focused on race and civil rights in America.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 18, 2020
Dating back to 2016, Kaepernick started a movement in the NFL when he chose to take a knee during the national anthem. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback also began a conversation on racial injustices.
Nevertheless, his message was misconstrued and people questioned his decision to kneel during the anthem. At the same time, Roger Goodell and the league disagreed with his choice to kneel. As a result, he was blackballed from the NFL and remains a free agent to this day.
Even though he’s been out of the NFL, Kaepernick has been conducting charities to combat racial injustice and inequality. At the beginning of June, Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights” foundation received a generous donation from Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Furthermore, Medium was founded by a former Twitter executive in Evan Williams. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the site will welcome Kaepernick onto their platform.
In recent weeks, multiple coaches have discussed the prospects of Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL again. Anthony Lynn, the head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, says that Kaepernick is on the team’s workout list. But while Kaepernick is anxious to return to the professional football league, he’ll get a chance to speak his mind on Medium.