Skip to comments.Black Pastors Call on Nike to Sever Relationship with Colin Kaepernick
Posted on 07/14/2019 10:37:31 AM PDT by bitt
The Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP) called on Nike Thursday to end its relationship with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has a prominent endorsement deal with the athletic company.
Rev. William Owens, president of CAAP, said his organization is responding to Nikes decision to pull an athletic shoe celebrating the Betsy Ross flag after Kaepernick expressed objections to it.
It has been clear for a long time that Colin Kaepernicks views represent hard Left anti-American politics, said Owens, a civil rights movement activist who marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
They dont represent most Americans, and they dont reflect the outlook of most African Americans, he added. By caving to Mr. Kaepernicks negative opinions of America, the Founding Fathers, and the woman who designed the first flag, Nike has aligned itself with a radical anti-American viewpoint.
CAAP has launched a petition urging Nike not only to sever its business relationship with Kaepernick, but also to produce a special run of the Betsy Ross shoe to benefit veterans groups and organizations that assist military families.
Many find Mr. Kaepernicks positions to be ill-informed and offensive, especially to veterans and others who have served this country, Owens explained. How can we support a company that caters to this kind of thinking?
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Thank you, Reverend.
Color me skeptical.
LOVE these Pastors. They are standing up to the plantation.
I don’t think that Nike should associate with any known racists, especially Koeprenick.
And will this be reported on any of the MSM outlets? Of course not. And that just shows how pathetic the media is these days.
“CAAP has launched a petition urging Nike not only to sever its business relationship with Kaepernick, but also to produce a special run of the Betsy Ross shoe to benefit veterans groups and organizations that assist military families. “
We need to play their game and punch back twice as hard.
Because Kaepernick is actually white, not black?
“Skeptical”....Of what? Of whether this will have any effect on Nike’s decision making or of the sincerity of the William Owens and the CAAP statement?
Personally, I believe their stated opinions to be completely sincere and only time will tell the effect it will or will not have on the future behavior of Nike. If it starts costing them measurably on their bottom line, they’ll drop him like a hot rock.
As I often say - you've been fighting for equality forever. Then in a 30 or 40 year period, you are politically replaced by a Latin invasion and made redundant.
Come over to the right side.
Groups like CAAP have a HUGE task ahead of them if they will accept the task. The biggest problem in the Black American community is the destruction of the ‘family structure’ started by Johnson. When you have an out of wedlock birthrate of 70+ percent what do people expect they are going to get. Somehow family structure has got to be re-instilled in the community before things will ever get better.
Some of the most racist and Anti-American diatribes I have ever heard have come out of black churches.
Personal experience. As in sitting right in the congregation.
Until they stop vote in blocks above 90 percent for anti-American democrats/liberals, I will remain skeptical.
Again, my experience.
Growing up in the south, my observation was that no matter how poor, black congregations were still very conservative. Southern democrats at the time were also still supportive of america, even if they promoted bigger government. While the politicians have moved left, it would not surprise me that a significant portion of the evangelical black community feel like the party has left them.
So many shoe companies...nobody needs Nike
Awesome. Though I think their victory is unlikely, may God bless them in the pursuit.
Ok, so you believe their statement to be disingenuous. What would be their motivation? How could black organization benefit from calling for a company to disassociate itself from a particular “black man”?
Blacks, whites, browns and yellows should sever ties with Nike. Should have decades ago.
No need. Nike has already severed its relationship with most Americans. Possibly the dumbest thing since the Edsel and New Coke.
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