I thank and congratulate Nike for stepping up and putting Colin Kaepernick front and center in their campaign and clothing line. I am not delusional, I know the bottom line is to make money . But Nike ,which has been a master of signing top successful athletes to promote their products did not have to take the risk of losing money by taking on a formerly successful athlete who has been shunned by the NFL and many Americans for taking a stance on discrimination.
I am a 68 year old white Italian American woman who has led a privileged life partly due to my skin color.
I am disgusted with the way the NFL and so many Americans have treated Colin. He is expressing his protest ,(of injustice where it affects Americans of color, With no disrespect to the majority of Police and the Military,) in a non-violent manner following the teachings and actions of Ghandi, MLK, Rosa Parks, Ali, Mandela, and more.
I applaud you for your courage to live up to what America truly stands for, freedom! Freedom to think and express your thoughts and beliefs. It's unfortunate that we have that freedom yet many want to limit your freedom because they think differently.
I've always favored Nike but now I'll be exclusive...and so will many of my friends and family. My daughter just returned from China and her Nike's took her to the GREAT WALL!! It was an awesome sight to behold and so was your decision to feature Collin K.
My prayer is that Nike will succeed beyond anything anyone can imagine.
I hope you realize that you have all this freedom because of the brave people who have fought and died defending America and her Flag. If your choice of "heroes" includes those who disrespect these things, you certainly have that right, but once again, ONLY because of those who fought and died to defend YOU! I shall be looking somewhere other than Nike and Kaepernick for MY heroes!
One more thing. Why not gather up your Nikes, your daughter and your whole family and just go ahead and move to China? Now THAT would be an awesome sight to behold!
THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU SAID YOU SO-CALLED PROUD AMERIKKKAN
I hope you realize this is only a problem to bitter white people. I know plenty of soldiers who do not take any offense to this because they know why he was kneeling... because of black men being killed for nothing and cops getting away with it. You all act like he was kneeling because he hates this country.. no he was kneeling because of the injustices of black people. All of yall MAGA people get on my nerves. America was great before you all came over and killed everyone.
I think you mean " none of your business"
I am just curious, that is a cool name even if I do not agree with you. 5star on the name if I am correct.
While reading your comment, I thought it was pretty good until I got to the part where you said "America was great before you all came over and killed everyone." Please explain.
IT'S SELF-EXPLANATORY, BEFORE YALL GOT HERE THIS PLACE WAS ALREADY GREAT...
I am an ex Army Cav soldier and i bet I know alot more Soldiers who don"t want nothing to do with a guy who was raised in white priveledge because his own family deserted him and then decides to piss on the people who helped him. Move to Cuba with that Castro shirt FOOL
SINCE YOURE MILITARILY TRAINED GO WHERE THERE ARE CLEAR INJUSTICES GOING ON AS IT PERTAINS TO THE SO-CALLED PEOPLE OF COLOR AND STAND ON THE FRONT LINES AND FIGHT, MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR FLAG WITH YOU BECAUSE YOULL BE SHOWING US WHAT GOOD CAN COME FROM SOMEONE FIGHTING AND FLOATING THE AT THE SAME TIME FOR A WORTHY CAUSE OF SERVICE...
Black people being killed for nothing? Why don't you tell them to simply listen to the police!
Yeah, right. That should do it. And cops will stop shooting people in the back?
Alan, stop making excuses for the criminals. With extremely few exceptions, the blacks killed by cops were in the commission of crimes. White people get killed by cops too.
NOW SKIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIP DONT BE SO YOUNG IN THOUGHT YOU KNOW ITS NOT THAT SIMPLE...
who sold the black slaves?
Native Americans held as slaves 3 times longer than African americansPatriot
First if not committing a crime maybe wouldn't be killed. And absolutely ignorant to assume because a person thinks that the National Felons League is a bunch of punk want to be they are white. Maybe if these punks actually did something rather than make their millions and drop to their knees whining it might be impressive. Funny how fools like you IGNORE that blacks kill 99.9% of all blacks killed. A white is more likely to be shot by a cop than a black. Why don't you people worry about blacks killing blacks? LMAO the logic of morons, it is okay to kill blacks as long as you are black right? Chicago, DC, Oakland, LA, Baltimore, etc all liberal cities, all with strict gun control, highest murder rates in the county.....and yet since it is blacks on blacks people like you & those little punks in the NFL are silent.
Karl what about the black kids that fight for their lives everyday. That's what Colin expressed kneeling for. It had nothing to do with the flag or soldiers that fought. If you didn't know, players are paid to stand for the anthem as propoganda to influence young BLACK guys (the same ones getting killed in the streets that you failed to mention) to join the armed forces. Sounds like you're just emotional with no facts.
I agree that way too many black kids fight for their lives everyday in the streets of our country, but they are mostly being killed by other black kids. That's not me being emotional. It's an inconvenient fact. Black on black murder is a tragedy. If Colin had chosen to kneel for that, I would be kneeling with him. If you would like to know why I seem emotional about our anthem and flag, I suggest that you look into the Vietnam service of Lawrence Joel.
Black Scholar, I just do not believe that police go out of their way to kill black men. With very few exceptions, those black men who were killed placed themselves in dangerous situations by committing crimes. Police have to make split second decisions which do not always turn out correct. However, I do not believe police target black men. If parents, black and white, would raise their kids right with values, perhaps the death rate would decrease.
Collin K. depicted our police as PIGS on his socks! Wrong person to feature and for you wrong company to defend.
Give us a break!!!
Hopefully someday your daughter's Adidas sneakers will take her to the Great American / Mexican Great Wall
Well said, JB! This is a very serious issue, but that comment was perfect! We NEED some humor to help us deal with these unAmerican morons! I believe the correct acronym is LMAO!! Thanks!
China??!!! Really??!!! One of the most oppressed places to live in the world. You mention prayer...guess what you can't do that in China!!!!!