'Colin in Black & White' Fan Review: Ava DuVernay series 'must see for every American'

'Perfect timing to educate the of its sinful past and present of racism,' read one of the tweets


                            'Colin in Black & White' Fan Review: Ava DuVernay series 'must see for every American'
Colin Kaepernick in 'Colin in Black & White' (Netflix)
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'Colin in Black & White' had fans binging on all six episodes. The 30-minute breezy episodes followed NFL star quarterback Colin Kaepernick's formative years where he embraced his ambition to become a football quarterback, and all along the way learned the harsh reality of racism. 

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For those yet to watch the series, the official synopsis reads: “Colin in Black & White chronicles Kaepernick’s coming of age story, tackling the obstacles of race, class, and culture as the Black adopted child of a white family. ‘Colin in Black & White’ stars Jaden Michael as Young Colin before reaching the highest levels of American football as an NFL quarterback and becoming a cultural icon and activist; Nick Offerman and Mary-Louise Parker as his well-meaning parents Rick and Teresa; and Colin Kaepernick himself, who appears as the present-day narrator of his own story, guiding viewers through a robust and colorfully presented array of historical and contemporary contextual moments. You don’t know Kaepernick until you know Colin.”

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Meanwhile, fan reviews have been fairly positive even as critics gave the series mixed ratings. "I love Colin's Black n White Netflix series!!! Perfect timing to educate the of its sinful past and present of racism. #ColininBlackandWhite," read one of the tweets. This was seconded by another who tweeted, "#ColinInBlackAndWhite is beautiful. It is a tapestry of what it means to show up as parents, siblings, friends, as any person with responsibility towards a child, and most importantly as, Colin @Kaepernick7. Brilliant and interestingly done. Kudos to @ava and TEAM."

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"I’m now on episode 4 of #ColininBlackandWhite and I’m just… it’s making me feel… I don’t know. But I don’t like the feeling. This is a must see for every American. Seriously. @netflix" read one of the comments. Some could even relate to Kapernick's teen years. "Crying at the end of episode 2 of #ColininBlackandWhite - Colin's just worked in the summer to try and make varsity, reminds me so much of me in my teenage years working twice as hard at Leeds United Ladies trying to make the team whilst juggling my own flat and part time job."

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"#ColinInBlackAndwhite Ava DuVernay has another hit on her hands. The way Colin Kaepernick was discriminated against at a young age because of his hair is relatable AF. yt supremacy has caused so much harm. him saying "I couldn't rebel because I didn't know how" is so powerful!!" a fan opined.


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'Colin in Black & White' is currently streaming on Netflix.