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Already a racially divided America ... the election of Obama, Trump, Kavanaugh and this ad campaign by Nike will only accentuate the failing of the United States of America.

Colin Kaepernick becomes the face of Nike's Just Do It campaign | The Guardian |

Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who sparked controversy by kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice, will be the face of a Nike advertising campaign for the 30th anniversary of its "Just Do It" motto.

Nike has endorsed Kaepernick since 2011 but has not featured him in campaigns since his departure from the NFL. Republican official resigns after calling kneeling NFL players 'baboons'

"We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," the Nike executive Gino Fisanotti told ESPN. "We wanted to energize its meaning and introduce `Just Do It' to a new generation of athletes."

The protests during the national anthem, soon embraced by other players, raised the ire of some NFL fans, Republican politicians and President Donald Trump.



Germany: Chemnitz rocks against the far-right | DW |

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Tue Sep 4th, 2018 at 01:31:18 PM EST
This is a provocative connection to Trump's posturing over Idlib. Nationalism in one fist, patriotism in the other, both plunged in a bowl of bullshit.

I want to clear my head. (Speaking of bullshit, I was transcribing Tuesday's Twitter and Facebook testimony about advertising "incentivizing". ugh.) I think, at first, the NAZI filter isn't constructive, because each  foil for totalitarian ideology is comparatively obscure. So are expressions of political oppression in the USA, while military aggression outside the USA is not.

I want to think about my image of truth, epitomized by Trump's historical status, a little more, compose my thoughts and respond at length with prose.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Sep 6th, 2018 at 11:49:36 PM EST
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