Colin Kaepernick has painted himself as an activist. Interestingly, the Sacramento Bee has reported that Colin Kaepernick has never registered to vote. Given the stance he took on racial inequality over the summer, this could be considered strange.
The San Francisco 49er refused to stand for the national anthem because he will not "show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color."
He did not vote in the 2016 election. He said it would have been hypocritical of him to do so since he is against oppression.
"I said from the beginning I was against oppression; I was against the system of oppression," Kaepernick told the Sacramento Bee. "I'm not going to show support for that system. And to me, the oppressor isn't going to allow you to vote your way out of your oppression."
People all over the media have completely crushed Kaepernick for this move. Stephen A. Smith labeled him a hypocrite and even posted a heated video on Facebook to let people know how he feels about Colin Kaepernick not voting.
Kaepernick Has Never Registered to Vote
Whether you are a fan of Stephen A. Smith or not, it is hard to dispute some of the points he made in this red hot interview.