Colin Kaepernick recently caused quite a stir over the weekend when he decided to sit during the national anthem in protest to the racism African-Americans face. Joining in on the criticism aimed at Kaepernick, was ultra-conservative Tomi Lahren, who bashed the quarterback for his symbolic gesture.
The white nationalist advocate, who appears on Glenn Beck’s channel The Blaze, threatened Kaepernick on her Facebook page that citizenship was conditional.
In the video, Lahren asserts that the American flag does not represent black or white Americans, but rather a symbol of the sacrifices Americans have made for the country.
“There are patriots of every race that have fought and died under that flag,” Lahren said. “We honor the flag and sing the anthem as a reminder.”
Lahren then told the football player that he should move to another country if he is not happy America.
“Colin, if this country disgusts you so much — leave,” she said. “I guarantee there are thousands and thousands of people around the world who would gladly take your spot, because those that don’t live under this flag are banging on the door to get in, not get out. Remember that.”
The conservative commentator questioned Kaepernick on what he had ever done to help the situation.
“What’s your contribution? Sitting there like a fool?” she said. “What’s selfish is you, buddy. And what’s your message to black kids, to people of color? That their biggest contribution to justice and self-fulfillment is to parade around with a chip on their shoulder like a victim?”
Lahren also expressed her feelings that Kaepernick, who was born to a white mother and adopted by a white couple, should be more appreciative.
“Colin, how dare you sit there and blame white people for the problems (in) the minority communities?” Lahren said. “After all, aren’t you half white? Didn’t two white parents adopt you after yours weren’t willing to raise you? For a racist and horrible country filled with racist and horrible white people, that’s really something, isn’t it?”
She also insisted that he should be more a grateful for what he has instead of blaming white people for the oppression of black Americans.
“Well, we’ve had a black president for almost eight years now — maybe he failed you,” Lahren said. “We also have a black woman in charge of the Justice Department — maybe she failed you, too. Or maybe it’s the liberals, your saviors, which have run your communities into the ground. Where does the buck stop? When will those in black communities take a step back and take some responsi-damn-bility for the problems in black communities. Because it seems to me, blaming white people for all your problems might make you the racist.”