Like Nike, the pro-sports officials, owners and athletes of the NFL and the NBA who are making big money off the China market have also turned a blind eye to the brutal oppression of minorities there, all the while making woke noises about how racist America is. The poster child for all of this anti-American demagoguery is NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2018 signed a multi-million-dollar contract to become a megaphone for Nike products.by Geoffrey GriderJuly 26, 2020
Colin Kaepernick, who in 2018 signed a multi-million-dollar contract to become a megaphone for Nike products, rails against America’s ‘racist past’ while profiting from Chinese Uyghur slave labor.
Colin Kaepernick is the man who started his ‘take a knee’ protest during his short time as an NFL player, to kneel during the playing of the American National Anthem, and protest the ‘racist past’ of America and police brutality. In 2018, Kaepernick sign a multi-million dollar deal with Nike, a company that uses Chinese slave labor to produce its overpriced sneakers. Colin Kaepernick has not said word one about that while he is busy trying to tear down America. I wonder why he’s so silent on slave labor?
The reason for this deafening silence on Nike and Chinese slave labor is money, boat loads of money, which is really what it’s all about any way. They tell us that ‘black lives matter’, but only if it’s the approved type of black life. The lives of black babies don’t matter one bit, if they did, the ‘peaceful protesters’ would be out front of Planned Parenthood who kills over 800 black babies a day. The life of retired black cop David Dorn doesn’t matter, you haven’t read one singe story about how BLM militants murdered him, and you never will.
Colin Kaepernick is a liar, and a hypocrite, who is only in it for the money. But you can prove me wrong Colin, just give back the millions and start protesting Nike slave labor. 🤣🤣🤣THE TRUTH IS THAT ANTIFA AND BLACK LIVES MATTER RIOTERS ARE BURNING DOWN BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES AND MURDERING AFRICAN AMERICANS LIKE DAVID DORN
Nike should quit lecturing on social justice — and atone for using slave labor in China
FROM THE NY POST: Woke companies are constantly hectoring America on its failings. The Social Justice Warriors who run Nike, for example, pompously inform us that they are fighting “against discrimination in communities worldwide.” Not only that but they are “work[ing] every day to erase the stain of racism and the damage of injustice.”
Really, Nike? Then why do you have your shoes made by an oppressive, morally bankrupt regime? China is the ugly poster child, the living exemplar, for all of the evils that you are so quick to condemn America for. Right now, at this very moment, the Chinese Communists are eliminating the Uyghurs, a Turkish-speaking people who live in China’s Far West, from the face of the earth.
They’ve locked up over a million Uyghur men in concentration camps, aborted and sterilized hundreds of thousands of the women, and are busy selling the young — in batches of 100, no less — to Chinese factory owners as slave labor.
SECRET DRONE FOOTAGE HAS REVEALED SOME OF THE BRUTALITY OF THIS CAMPAIGN. IT SHOWS HUNDREDS OF UYGHUR MEN, HANDCUFFED, BLINDFOLDED AND HEADS SHAVED, BEING HERDED ONTO A TRAIN BOUND FOR A SECRET CAMP.
But it’s even worse for Nike, the wokest of woke companies. It turns out that some of these Uyghurs have been slaving away making basketball shoes with the famous swoosh on them.
An Australian Strategic Policy Institute report published this March, “Uyghurs for sale,” found Uyghur slave labor working in factories supplying 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing, shoe and automotive sectors, including Apple, GM, Gap — and Nike.
Nike contracts with a Qingdao company, for example, that as of January of this year had 600 Uyghurs cobbling together its shoes. Yes, the same company that funds organizations asking for reparations for a practice that ended in the US in 1865 has actually used slave labor in China to make its products — and its profits — for many years.
(Nike claimed on July 21, 2020, on the basis of assurances it had received from the Chinese managers of the Qingdao factory, that all the Uyghur workers had been sent away.)
Like Nike, the pro-sports officials, owners and athletes of the NFL and the NBA who are making big money off the China market have also turned a blind eye to the brutal oppression of minorities there, all the while making woke noises about how racist America is.
THE POSTER CHILD FOR ALL OF THIS ANTI-AMERICAN DEMAGOGUERY IS NFL QUARTERBACK COLIN KAEPERNICK, WHO IN 2018 SIGNED A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR CONTRACT TO BECOME A MEGAPHONE FOR NIKE PRODUCTS.
I wonder if the same man who kneels to protest America’s slave-owning past might one day stand for the freedom of slaves in China. It would only be fitting. It was Uyghur slaves, after all, who might have stitched his Kaepernick brand of Air Force 1 shoes together.
While we wait for that moment of self-awareness to strike the young progressive, we at least have the redoubtable Josh Hawley. The Missouri senator this week tweeted Nike and the NBA to ask them to certify that their products are “Slave Free.”
The Trump administration is also doing something about Chinese companies who use slave labor, many of whom are also suppliers to American firms. Those who labor under the delusion that America is the root of all the world’s evil will ignore this, of course, but it is a step in the right direction.
As for Nike, it has pledged to donate “$100 million over the next 10 years to organizations dedicated to ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education.”
But I have a better idea, Nike. Why don’t you take the blood money you have earned from employing slave labor in China and open a factory in the US? Choose a site in the inner city, employ minorities, and provide jobs and a way out of poverty. That would go a lot further toward ensuring racial equality and social justice, not to mention hope for the future of America, than anything else you could do.