Ava DuVernay on how Colin Kaepernick embraced his Black identity while growing up in a mostly white town

Ava DuVernay attends the Vanity Fair Oscar party in Beverly Hills during the 92nd Academy Awards, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 9, 2020. Photo by REUTERS/Danny Moloshok/File Photo.

Ava DuVernay’s latest project is a Netflix series that dives into the early life of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. “He was a Black child adopted by white parents living in a predominantly white town, and really attracted to Blackness, but with nothing anchoring that in his own life,” DuVernay tells KCRW. 

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