Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick is taking a seat on the board of directors at Medium.
Medium will partner with the activist and Kaepernick Publishing to create content focused on race and civil rights in America, the statement reads. Also, Kaepernick will work with Medium’s Level and Momentum publications to elevate emerging Black voices.
“I couldn’t be more happy to welcome Colin to Medium,” wrote Medium CEO Ev Willams. “He’s an incisive, independent thinker, whose integrity has inspired so many. The world needs more of that.”
This news comes on the heels of the NFL’s renewed but performative support for Kap’s return to the field.
“If he wants to resume his career in the NFL, then it’s obviously going to take a team to make that decision,” Roger Goodell said during an interview with ESPN. “But I welcome that, support the club making that decision and encourage them to do that.”
Also, Donald Trump is singing a tune about the former quarterback, whom he previously condemned for kneeling.
“I would love to see him get another shot, but obviously he has to be able to play well,” Trump said Wednesday, in an interview with the Sinclair Broadcast Group. “If he can’t play well, I think it would be very unfair.”
Despite the criticism and outward displays of racism, Kap has continued to work to uplift Black communities via Know Your Rights Camp and other organizations.
“We must take control of our narratives,” Kaepernick said of his new position. “The kind of control that can change the way we see the world, and the way the world sees us.”