Enlightened Colin Kaepernick Spends One Million From His $20,000,000 Net Worth for America’s Upliftment

Published 09/05/2023, 10:03 AM EDT

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In his memorable NFL career, Colin Kaepernick became synonymous with both controversy and impact. His kneeling episode to protest racial injustice sent ripples across the nation, sparking debates that resonated in every corner of America. Kaepernick’s actions, though debatable at the time, undeniably influenced the lesson on social justice and racial equality. Not only this, the former athlete came out stronger and found a solid place, accumulating massive wealth with his hard work.

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Fast forward to today, and Kaepernick continues to make headlines, this time for a different reason. The former NFL quarterback, with a net worth estimated at $20 million, has committed a staggering one million dollars towards initiatives aimed at uplifting Americans. 

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In 2019, Colin Kaepernick founded Kaepernick Publishing with a dual mission, to provide a platform for aspiring authors and to amplify voices addressing pressing societal issues. Since its inception, the publishing firm has been at the forefront of promoting literature that challenges stereotypical beliefs and fosters discussions on vital topics.

Recently, Kaepernick took to his Instagram story to share an announcement regarding an upcoming book titled “Abolition For The People: The Movement For A Future Without Policing & Prisons.” The book comprises thirty essays contributed by a diverse array of voices, including political prisoners, grassroots organizers, scholars, and family members of individuals impacted by the anti-Black violence inherent in policing and prisons. 

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Moreover, the book’s release highlights Kaepernick’s unwavering commitment to social justice causes. Which traces back to his impactful and controversial actions during his NFL tenure.

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Colin Kaepernick’s impactful stints

During his NFL tenure, Colin Kaepernick sparked a national controversy with his symbolic protests. In 2016 during an NFL preseason game, Kaepernick kneeling episode, cited the need to address systemic oppression and racial injustice. Furthermore, the former athlete’s steadfast commitment to his cause led him to donate $1 million to charitable organizations and gain support from figures like former President Barack Obama.

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However, despite his talents as a quarterback and the undeniable impact of his protests, Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since January 1, 2017. He opted out of his contract in March 2017, seeking a better opportunity that never materialized. Many speculated that he was being blackballed by the league, leading to further protests and controversies. Yet, the player came out stronger than ever. Kaepernick’s journey since then has been marked by endorsement deals and activism. Despite accumulative a whopping $20,000,000 net worth, the man remains humble.

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Armaan Bedsa is a prime-time NFL writer at EssentiallySports, where he seamlessly merges his passion for sports with his writing skills. With a taste for exploring the most intricate storylines, Armaan has honed his ability to dissect the complexities of the game, offering readers a unique and engaging perspective. Beyond his writing capabilities, Armaan has a deep appreciation for music and spirituality.
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