Colin’s Coach’s Prayer
In our first post we reviewed how White Faith Failed Colin Kaepernick. In that same episode, a white church lady treated the aspiring athlete as a rescue baby. In episode five Colin’s parents enjoy white bliss.
In the sixth and final episode, we close with a prayer. Colin’s baseball coach has been a staunch supporter of the greatest athlete their town has ever produced. But Colin wants to be a quarterback. That’s why coach invokes heavenly support: “Every night I pray, ‘please let this kid come to his senses.’” This white grownup like all white grownups in this Netflix series, executes power. This arm that is worth millions has a purpose and coach cannot allow this black teen to waste divine resources on the frivolities of his own will.