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Colin Kaepernick discusses his trip 'home' to Africa

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Embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick, still unsigned, celebrated Independence Day with social media posts about Ghana, saying he was led there “tracing” his “African ancestral roots” and wanted to visit the sites responsible for African-Americans being “forced into the hells of the middle passage.”

Kaepernick, who drew national headlines with the 49ers last season for kneeling during the national anthem as a way to draw attention to racial injustice, shared his thoughts and posted a video on social media that showed him interacting with the people of Ghana. 

On Instagram, Kaepernick posted a lengthy explainer to his Ghana trip, starting with a quote from Frederick Douglass.

“What have I, or those I represent, to…

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