Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp Joins Fight Against COVID-19

There has been much discussion about the disproportionate number of Black and Brown people being diagnosed with coronavirus. While the pandemic has swept the globe with 2,088,425 cases as of 11:11 am today (April 16), Blacks, even in areas where they represent a low number of the population are seeing much higher instances of COVID-19.

This is a reminder of how historically people of color have been disenfranchised and belittled when it comes to resources, access to health care, healthy meals, safe living environments, safe working conditions, overall opportunity.

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This coronavirus has opened up society’s eyes to a lot of the social injustices that still remain. It has lessened the importance of sports and raised the significance of issues that Kaepernick was blackballed for bringing to light. Therefore, Colin Kaepernick’s journey continues. History continues to be on his side.

 

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.