Nike Pulls Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Says The Featured Flag Is A Symbol of Slavery

Nike Pulls Sneaker After Colin Kaepernick Says The Featured Flag Is A Symbol of Slavery

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Colin Kaepernick is still fighting & being vocal about the injustices against minorities.

After speaking to Colin, Nike has decided to pull its 4th of July flag-themed Air Max 1 USA shoe. On the heel of the shoe was a flag with 13 white stars in a circle, representing the original 13 colonies, known as the Betsy Ross flag. Colin pointed out to Nike that the flag is an offensive symbol because of its connection to slavery.

The governor of Arizona was angered by the decision, going to Twitter to ask the state’s Commerce Authority to withdraw an financial incentive for the company to locate there in the future.

The Betsy Ross flag was an early design of the current U.S. flag, named after the maker. The flag has been associated to the confederate battle flag. It has also been used by some white nationalist groups in recent years.

Written by Clarke Jones

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