Colin Kaepernick Started A Website To Track All The Money He's Committed To His Million Dollar Pledge
If there's one thing you can be sure of in sports it's that when Colin Kaepernick literally does anything - on or off the field - his intentions are going to be judged. That's why i would imagine there are a couple schools of thought in regards to him choosing to keep a public record of every dollar he's donated to the cause he damn near martyred his entire reputation in support of. Surely there are some that think it's just him looking for credit, just as there are some that think it serves as proof of his efforts to an increasing skeptical public. Let's be honest, Kaepernick7.com could probably cause such a completely unproductive debate about the socially acceptable amounts of anonymity and candor that it could have been the subject of a 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' episode.
Myself? I tend to think this is just an act of self preservation. A way to show people that he's actually working to his million dollar pledge and committed to making a difference. In theory I can respect such a move from someone who willingly put himself under a microscope, but in practice he's done a pretty shitty job of shielding himself from criticism. You see, people aren't taking to the internet to look up the good that Kaepernick has done. Instead they are taking to the internet to look up everything he or hasn't done that can potentially damage his legitimacy as the spokesperson for equality. That's not to say he shouldn't publish a website that details every charitable cent spent, buttttt maybe that should have been second on the agenda behind registering to vote.
Far be it for me - someone who didn't vote - to tell another person what to do with their inalienable right, but I'm not the figurehead for a movement that works in direct opposition of the campaign of a Presidential candidate who seemed to cherish his role as an oppressor. I don't give a fuck if Colin Kaepernick wrote in the corpse of Malcolm X on his ballot, as long as he was legally able to fill out a ballot. Either protect your image or don't protect your image but don't half-ass it and throw a bunch of monetary figures around after basically inviting analysts to take shameless, unnecessary pot shots at you, because that's the type of shit that will always have overly "Patriotic" people questioning your motives...