Nike has removed all Redskins merchandise from their website. Now, according to a report, the sports apparel giant will not put the team’s merchandise back on their site until they change their name.
Nike has not responded to a request for comment after Colin Kaepernick, one of their leading pitchmen, called Independence Day a „celebration of white supremacy.“
Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter on Independence Day to deliver a strong rebuke to the celebration of the nation’s founding.
The Washington Redskins have been asked by their corporate sponsors to change their team name, and, it appears they are willing to consider doing so.
Nike, in an apparent bid to force the Washington Redskins to change their name, has removed all Redskins gear from its website.
Activists are again targeting advertisers and business partners of the Washington Redskins, including PepsiCo, FedEx, and Nike.
At least eight global companies identified as benefitting from China’s enslavement of Muslim minorities published statements celebrating Juneteenth, an American holiday marking the end of slavery in the country.
Wealthy American corporations are using their money to signal they support the protests taking place across the country in the wake of a black man’s death at the hands of police in Minneapolis on Memorial Day.
During another day of protests in Chicago, violence and looting broke out late in the day in the Windy City’s major shopping district.
Nike released a new ad on Friday in response to the killing of George Floyd, imploring people to ‚Don’t Do It.‘ In other words, to not turn their backs on racism.