Two individuals, together with one police officer, have come underneath hearth for impersonating Colin Kaepernick with racially insensitive Halloween costumes over the weekend.
Police on the College of Nevada, Reno are apologizing for an officer who mocked the previous 49ers quarterback’s refusal to face for the nationwide anthem final season to protest police mistreatment of minorities.
Chief Adam Garcia apologized Sunday after a photograph started circulating on social media displaying the college officer wearing a wig, painted on beard, false nostril, a mocked-up jersey and an indication that claims, “Will stand for meals.”
UNR police haven’t named the officer, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported, however the police chief says the costume was insensitive and disrespectful.
UNR spokeswoman Kerri Garcia says the officer’s costume is inappropriate, however no motion will probably be taken towards the officer as a result of there’s no disciplinary coverage that addresses the state of affairs.
On a separate school campus, a South Dakota man has apologized after his Kaepernick costume, for which he additionally painted his face black, brought on a backlash on social media.
A photograph shared on Twitter on Friday confirmed a white man in blackface and a black wig, kneeling and holding an indication that claims, “Will stand for cash,” an obvious reference to NFL gamers kneeling in the course of the nationwide anthem to protest social injustices, notably towards African-People. The tweet has since been deleted.
The person pictured identifies himself on Twitter and Fb as South Dakota State College scholar Cole Paulson, although the varsity stated he isn’t presently enrolled and couldn’t instantly affirm whether or not he beforehand attended the varsity, the Argus Chief reported.
Paulson apologized, telling the newspaper that feels “horrible” for sporting blackface whereas insisting that he had no racist intentions.
“I might be utterly trustworthy and inform you I used to be ignorant to the very fact as to portray my face like that was racist,” he stated. “It was on no account my intention to offend the African-American group, and I’ve learn many articles and paperwork since to teach myself on why it was fallacious of me to do what I did. … I used to be contacted virtually instantly about the way it was incorrect and proceeded to scrub it off earlier than I went anyplace. I wholeheartedly apologize as I really feel horrible about my ignorance and offending many individuals I respect.”
South Dakota State spokesman Mike Lockrem stated the varsity was made conscious of the photograph…