In the last several weeks, Colin Kaepernick’s name has been more prominent than it has been in quite some time. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has utilized this increased push for social change in the country to put forth some business deals that could shed more light on the challenges and struggles the black community and many other minorities continue to deal with daily. That has now led to another significant move that involves Disney.
Colin Kaepernick lifted into prominence again
Colin Kaepernick has seen his name thrown back into the public domain in prominent fashion over the last several weeks.
The continued rise of awareness toward social injustices has brought his stance toward it to the forefront in the sports world. It has continued to ramp up chatter around his potential NFL future. That aspect of his hasn’t changed since last playing for the 49ers back in the 2016 season, as he has made it known on several occasions that he still wants to play in the league.
Those opportunities have not come over nearly the last four years, leaving him on the outside looking in. That has remained entirely out of his hands despite his desire to play. However, Kaepernick has utilized this opportunity of regained prominence in the news cycle to get another critical step accomplished.
Colin Kaepernick’s deal with Disney
Despite his NFL career continuing to be up in the air, Colin Kaepernick has continued to remain busy in other ways to help further bring attention to social issues in the United States.
Kaepernick pushed forward with another substantial move as it was announced on Monday that a deal has been reached between his company, Ra Vision Media and Disney with a docuseries that will hone on telling scripted and unscripted stories that will discuss race, social injustice, and the road to equity that will be produced by ESPN.
“I am excited to announce this historic partnership with Disney across all of its platforms to elevate Black and Brown directors, creators, storytellers, and producers, and to inspire the youth with compelling and authentic perspectives,” Kaepernick said in a statement. “I look forward to sharing the docuseries on my life story, in addition to many other culturally impactful projects we are developing.”
The deal that he has in place with Disney will put the docuseries on all the company’s platforms beyond ESPN, such as Hulu, Pixar, and The Undefeated. It’s a story that will follow Kaepernick’s life journey along with what he has gone through over the last five years with elements that has never been seen involving that path.
It’s another opportunity that Kaepernick used his platform and presence in the fight for social justice to provide a grander stage for this conversation to garner more much-needed attention.
Colin Kaepernick using his platform for social change
It hasn’t always been a clear and stable path for Colin Kaepernick over the last few years.
He has endured much criticism along the way but has stayed firm with his belief and push to create significant social change in the country. The opportunity to broadcast his story and those of many others dealing with these societal issues is a significant step in the right direction. He’s using his platform to bring more eyes and understanding of the problems many people continue to deal with daily due to the color of their skin and how they look.
There is likely much more to come from Kaepernick that should see him remain at the forefront of the movement regardless if he plays another down in the NFL.