On the morning of the 4th of July, Colin Kaepernick, a man who lives what most call the “American dream” as a multi-millionaire and former 49ers football player, shared a minute-long video filled with graphic images of police brutality, slavery, KKK, and lynchings. The video features a portion of Frederick Douglass’s famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July.”

Kaepernick also quoted Douglass, “What have I, or those I represent, to do with your national independence? This Fourth of July is yours, not mine… There is not a nation on the earth guilty of practices more shocking and bloody than are the people of these United States at this very hour.”

Kaepernick’s tweet has garnered over 100,000 likes and the video was viewed over 1.7 million times. Many people replied to Kaepernick’s tweet with excellent points.

The best suggestion is the one that came from Aaron Riley:

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