colin kaepernick

Corporations And Activism

Sep 10, 2018
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Sports apparel titan Nike announced last week that its new “Just Do It” campaign would feature the former NFL player known for taking a knee during pregame performances of the national anthem to protesting racial injustice.

The first ad featuring Colin Kaepernick aired during the NFL season-opener despite a chorus of public criticism, including from President Trump.

Today on All Sides, we talk about Nike’s decision to take a stand against NFL policy against taking a knee and other forms of corporate activism.

Colin Kaepernick's allegation that the NFL colluded to deny him a contract as punishment for his lead role in player protests will get a formal hearing after an arbitrator denied the league's request for a summary judgment.

Kaepernick's lawyer, Mark Geragos, tweeted out a photo of the letter received from arbitrator Stephen Burbank on Thursday. ESPN reports that the league declined to comment.