NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s conversion to social activism coincided with his romancing of a hip hop DJ of Egyptian descent who has frequently spoken about perceived racial injustices and “Islamaphobia” in the U.S.

Kaepernick, 28, who has come under fire for his decision to remain seated during the playing of The Star-Spangled Banner before San Francisco 49ers games, reportedly began dating Hot 97 DJ and MTV host Nessa Diab in July 2015. A few months later, his social media posts began to reflect the Black Lives Matter and Muslim activism of Diab.

"History!" Kaepernick wrote on Instagram Oct. 15, when he marked 50 years since the Black Panther Party was founded.

Kaepernick has posted 170 photos or videos on his Instagram account in the four years since he created it. Most of his first 128 posts were pics of him in football gear, publicity photos or shots taken with friends. But 31 of his last 42 posts have strong social justice connotations, often featuring quotes from radical Nation of Islam leader Malcolm X, Black Panthers founder Huey Newton and cop killer Assata Shakur. During a Sunday news conference about the flag flap, Kaepernick dressed in a black hat with a large, white “X” and a T-shirt that featured photos of Cuban despot Fidel Castro and Malcolm X.

Kaepernick, who was notably photographed with Bible quotes tattooed on his biceps when he first came into the league, also posted a greeting in July acknowledging “a lot of people” who he knew fasting during the Muslim holiday of Ramadan and wishing them “a Happy Eid!” He also was heavily critical on social media of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslims.

Diab’s Twitter and Instagram account is a mish-mash of black activism, celebrity pics and the occasional defense of Islam. She frequently retweets Black Lives Matter supporter and newspaper columnist Shaun King on race-related issues. On Aug. 18, Diab retweeted another user’s musings that black athletes face a backlash for expressing political opinions with the added comment “YESSSSSS.” She defended Kaepernick in an Aug. 28 tweet, writing, “I’m always proud of him and always will be @Kaepernick7 . Please take the time to UNDERSTAND what he is saying,” followed by a link to a transcript of his news conference.

Diab said in a March 2014 interview that she spent many of her formative years in Saudi Arabia, after her dad was transferred there from a job in California. She described being in the Kingdom during the Gulf War and how the threat of bombings later colored her impression of American tragedies.

“When 9/11 happened, it didn’t surprise me at all,” Diab said on the Guy Code Podcast. “’Wow. Mmkay. This is what we went through, probably, every couple months.’”

On the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Diab posted a quote on Instagram from President Obama saying in part “ISIL does not speak for Islam.” Diab added: “Had to repost @ebroski on this and also check those comments out #knowledgeispower #enlightenment.”

Posting about Alton Sterling’s controversial shooting by police officers, Diab remarked “they will also try to discredit the store owner’s account of what occurred because he’s Muslim and we know Islamaphobia is at an all-time high in this country.”

Diab said her parents, who were originally from Egypt, were highly educated, but denied some jobs in the U.S. “because they have an accent.”

Kaepernick said on Sunday that his sitdown is for “people that are being oppressed” and he'll end the protest when “I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent.”

Kaepernick said he planned further activism beyond the seated demonstration.

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Mr Kaepernick:  The American flag is a symbol for the ideals that guide this country to greatness.  Many of those ideals are contained in the Constitution and are expressed as rights.  One is the right to freedom of speech.  Another is the right to equal treatment under the law.  These and others are represented by the flag.  By disrespecting the flag, you disrespect the very ideals that allow your actions and guide this country to greatness.

Kaepernick said on Sunday that his sitdown is for “people that are being oppressed” and he'll end the protest when “I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent.”

What I would like to know is how are people being oppressed. I assume he's talking about African-Americans. There is no more slavery, segregation, or institutionalized racism. 67% of the NFL players are black, 76% in the NBA are black, we have a black president, attorney general, security advisor, countless black entertainers, and on and on. Colin and many of those protesting were not alive during the days of segregation. There is really nothing left to complain about.

As for BLM, they are a racist organization who at their core are pro-Marxist and anti-American. They are based on a false narrative that police indiscriminately shoot blacks for no apparent reason. This is not true. There's a reason why the vast majority of the incidents involving the the police shooting a suspect ends in an acquittal. Most of suspects were in engaged in some sort of criminal activity prior and were either resisting arrest or threatening the officer's life. But of course they never talk about that. Their only goal is to demonize the police.

As for his girlfriend, as one poster put it, she is a modern day Helen of Troy. She poisoned the well of someone who may have been a decent person beforehand.

Kaepernick ruined his career over this! We had come so far in this country and Obama has destroyed race relations that it took decades to build by his lies! It is truly a disgrace. Obama is the real racist. 

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