Should Colin Kaepernick have signed his multi-million Nike deal given Nike’s history of exploitation of factory workers and economically disadvantaged consumers?

With the launch of their 30th Anniversary re-boot of their JUST DO IT ad campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick, Nike set the internet on fire this week and the social media blaze is still burning. But this deal had raised some really big social justice questions.

Should Colin Kaepernick have signed his multi-million Nike deal given Nike’s history of exploitation of factory workers and economically disadvantaged consumers?

Is Nike co-opting the spirit of the Black Lives Matter movement and Kaep’s taking a knee to simply sell sneakers?

Is Nike still abusing workers in sweatshops?  Want to get this conversation going on your campus? Bring Jim Keady and Behind the Swoosh to your school this year.  Read more.

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