Revisionism is a scourge. Cherry picking quotes to suit your own political agenda, when those quotes are in no way congruent with your agenda, is just as bad.

Colin Kaepernick did just that, plucked a Frederick Douglass quote out of context and tweeted it with a patriotic gif. And then Ted Cruz happened.

The quote:

Anyone who has read anything by Frederick Douglass would know instantly that this is not in the spirit of his writings nor his overarching philosophy. At least not as stated.

Sen. Ted Cruz piped in and was quick to correct Kapernick’s error:

Link to the entire speech is here.

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