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Disney Backs Kaepernick By Announcing Partnership to Produce Race-Based Films

The Walt Disney Company announced a film partnership with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

According to Disney, it will produce films with Kaepernick that “… will focus on telling scripted and unscripted stories that explore race, social injustice and the quest for equity.”

In addition, the work will seek to use minority directors and producers for its product.

Executive Chairman of The Walt Disney Company Bob Iger promoted the arrangement with Kaepernick on Twitter.

ESPN Press Room issued a press release on the deal and on Iger’s comments:

Colin’s experience gives him a unique perspective on the intersection of sports, culture and race, which will undoubtedly create compelling stories that will educate, enlighten and entertain, and we look forward to working with him on this important collaboration.

The first project is the production of a docuseries by ESPN Films that will focus on Kaepernick’s life.

Former ESPN sports host Jamelle Hill will be a producer for the Kaepernick docuseries.

Hill has strong feelings against President Trump and apologized for a Tweet that was interpreted as a threat against the president.

Fox Business reported on the Disney/Kaepernick deal.

CBS Atlanta also reported on the film deal.

Kaepernick is a polarizing figure who brought national attention to his personal political beliefs about racism and the police by kneeling during the National Anthem when he was an NFL quarterback.

By backing Kaepernick and elevating his story, Disney will be exacerbating racial tension and the emotion waged against law enforcement.

Disney promotes itself as a family-oriented company but by siding with a social activist such as Kaepernick and an anti-Trump producer like Hill, the company shows its real brand producing propaganda that will sow racial division and ignite anti-police sentiment.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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