After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick — Moorbey’z Blog

by Jessica Sutherland Daily Kos Staff Those who despise Colin Kaepernick—for his originally-silent and always-peaceful on-field protests against law enforcement’s rampant racism and unchecked brutality against people of color—are always quick to hide behind baseless accusations about what they believe are Kap’s real motivations. “He hates America!” some say. “He hates the military!” others shriek. All ignore the […]

via After police unions threaten Nike with boycotts, black officers insist they stand with Kaepernick — Moorbey’z Blog

This is an excellent read on Moorbey’z Blog that so succinctly points out the fact that white cops don’t even consider those who work on the force and are Black to be of any importance or consequence because they never even sought out the Black cops on the police force for their opinion before sending a letter to the ‘head honcho at Nike basically stating that, well read it for yourself:

“The inclusion of Mr. Kaepernick in Nike’s “Just Do It” ad campaign also perpetuates the falsehood that police are racist and aiming to use force against African Americans and persons of color. In reality, officers across the nation risk their lives not only protecting the athletes featured in Nike’s various campaigns, but also serve aspiring athletes across the country who use the Nike brand, through the thousands of Police Athletic Leagues, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brother/Big Sister programs where our officers donate their time and energy. They deserve to have the respect and full support of corporate citizens like Nike.”

Black cops participate in “Police Athletic Leagues, Boys and Girls Clubs and Big Brother/Big Sister programs” as well as “donate their time and energy,” and so what the WHITE KKOPS are saying is that THEIR time and energy is more important than Black cops’ time and energy simply because they are ‘white supremacists’ and Nike should act accordingly. How dare Nike disrespect ‘white supremacists’ by hiring a half-breed to promote their product who has stated that he took a knee in protest for, well, read it for yourself:

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game. “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

“This is not something that I am going to run by anybody,” he said. “I am not looking for approval. I have to stand up for people that are oppressed. If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.” – Colin Kaepernick

There is NO pride in that racist emblem; the flag. It is drenched in Indian and Black blood and I would not stand and honor that shit any more than I would give a sip of water to a dying white man in the middle of the Sahara Desert. His depraved and thirsty ass would end up being deader than dead can ever be dead! There is no pride in joining the military to kill people who have personally done you no harm. You are in the military keeping war hawks and warmongers laughing all the way to the bank. There is no pride in being a racist cop who gets his/her jollies off on brutalizing and murdering people because their skin tone is dark.

And this brouhaha over Kaepernick and Nike is ludicrous seeing as how no one can really take the ‘high road’ because Nike’s products are made in overseas sweatshops. But then, whose fault is that? It is the fault of those who murdered the Indians and who dragged my ancestors to this shithole to serve as slaves to the most demonic, depraved, psychopaths ever to have crawled and slithered all across this planet and who are involved in doing the same exact filthy and depraved shit to this day but who absolutely foam at the mouth when called out on the atrocious shit they do. You sick and twisted deviants know what you are and so do us all a favor and drop dead!

You fucking white-assed KKKops have surely played your racist hand, this time! But believe me, we already knew how sick, twisted, depraved,  sadistic, racist, brutal and barbaric you are. So you are telling us nothing new! We already knew that your fucking twisted job was to fuck us up because when have you ever “PROTECTED AND SERVED” Black people? Not fucking ever! And we certainly don’t expect you to start now! We fucking know where we stand and that is NOT with you! Fuck you!

And though no whites are interested in what the National Black Police Association had to say, I’m posting an excerpt anyway:

It is with great dismay that we were made aware of a letter that you received from the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) regarding your use of Colin Kaepernick in your new “Just Do It” advertising campaign. The National Black Police Association (NBPA) is not in agreement with NAPO on this matter, and we strongly condemn their call for police officers and their families to boycott Nike and its products.

The NBPA believes that Mr. Kaepernick’s stance is in direct alignment with what law enforcement stands for—the protection of a people, their human rights, their dignity, their safety, and their rights as American citizens. NAPO has shown an adeptness at maintaining the police status quo and the tone in their letter further validates Mr. Kaepernick’s concerns, as it undermines the trust that is needed by law enforcement in order for the profession to maintain its legitimacy. That NAPO has chosen this matter to take a stance only perpetuates the narrative that police are racist, with no regard, acknowledgment, respect, or understanding of the issues and concerns of the African-American community.

But seriously Black cops, I cannot believe how you can expect something white to ‘watch your back’ when in your own letter, you are denouncing the white cops for not even acknowledging your existence or what you may have had to say before the white cops penned their letter to Nike. You even state that their letter “further validates Mr. Kaepernick’s concerns” as it relates to the facts of racism, bigotry, prejudice, hatred and brutality that is initiated against Black ‘citizens’ in AmeriKKKa by white-assed KKKops.

This bears repeating, “THAT NAPO (THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POLICE ORGANIZATIONS) HAS CHOSEN THIS MATTER TO TAKE A STANCE ONLY PERPETUATES THE NARRATIVE THAT POLICE ARE RACIST, WITH NO REGARD, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, RESPECT, OR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ISSUES AND CONCERNS OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY.”

And there you have it, the truth at last, directly from the POLICE. The white cops don’t even respect the Black cops and so how in hell are we to expect them to respect the everyday Black person in their homes, out on the streets or at work and play? We don’t! But this is the system we are MADE to live under! So don’t even act like you don’t know why Black people are getting gunned down daily by racists in KKKop uniforms and who get off with “I feared for my fucking worthless ass life!”

 

The Brouhaha Over Colin Kaepernick’s Nike Ad

 

Trump’s ‘Deplorables’ as Hillary Clinton so aptly named them, are indeed, ‘deplorable’.

Nike shoes burned, defaced over Colin Kaepernick’s ‘Just Do It’ ad

Kaepernick’s attorney Mark Geragos announced the endorsement deal on Twitter, calling Kaepernick an “All American Icon.” Kaepernick also posted a Nike ad featuring his face and wrote: “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything. (Hashtag) JustDoIt”

About 33 percent of Americans say they are more likely to view a brand favorably if it supports the right for protesters to kneel during the anthem, but they’re outweighed by the 38 percent who said they’re less likely to view the brand in a positive light.

Yet those views can depend on demographics, with the research company finding that Trump voters are most likely to object to brands who support anthem-kneelers. About seven out of 10 Trump voters said they’d spend less money with a brand that supports the issue.

On the other hand, Nike may not be targeting Trump supporters, given that fashion and athletic brands tend to target younger and more diverse demographics.

I worked in corporate strategy at Nike for years. Nike’s most loyal and lucrative core consumer? Black youth. Not the Trump supporter cutting his socks with pruning shears. #NikeBoycott? The company is laughing its way to the bank.
— Fonda Lee (@FondaJLee) September 4, 2018

Now I generally don’t go in for brand names, but even I am going to purchase a Nike t-shirt even if this is just a publicity stunt, but then I am no Trump supporter who will soon not be able to purchase a can of beans, much less Nike ANYTHING! When Trump finishes with his base, they will be lucky to have any teeth left in which to bite into an apple, not that they will be able to afford an apple or an Apple product, much less a Nike product. They will not have food stamps, medical coverage or a roof over their heads. All they will have is Trump’s assurance that they are being patriotic because of their blatant racism, prejudice, bigotry and hatred aimed at people who happen to have melanin in their skin. But he will not care when they must find a box and locate a bridge underneath which they must then place said box. Someone, hand them an empty Nike box because maybe then, they can keep at least one sock-less foot dry.

It is quite laughable that a draft-dodging, racist misogynist like Donald Trump, can stand somewhere and drone on and on about what patriotism means and who is disrespecting U.S. military troops when he received five deferments from the military draft during the Vietnam War, including one medical exemption for a problem with his heels. He certainly does not seem to have a problem with his heels now seeing as it has been estimated that Trump has spent 25% of his time in office playing golf and the other 75% on Twitter tweeting about who is badmouthing him and disrespecting him by not taking his tantrums seriously thanks in part to a self-inflated ego.

Trump’s supporters’ fashion statements all tend to lean to confederate flags, sheets, hoods and guns and so Nike should do well since Nike does not produce what Trump’s supporters need in order to promote racism, hatred, bigotry and prejudice. And as this brouhaha blows over, any decrease in value of Nike stock, will only be temporary and the company is very much aware of this and so there is no nail-biting taking place at Nike. Nike, in fact, expected these events.

Kaepernick’s football career may very well be over, but since his Nike endorsement isn’t, he will not have to worry about sitting underneath a bridge next to a Trump supporter who will be underneath a bridge living in a box or a tent thanks to Trump’s economic policies that have negatively impacted his base while at the same time, handed billions to his corporate cronies. Since racism, bigotry and prejudice trump’s logic and reality in the eyes of Trump’s supporters, the hardships that are coming down the pike they will inevitably face will hit them hard. But maybe they will fall softly, cushioned as they are by the cloud of racism, bigotry and prejudice that surrounds them. I think they shall regret burning their Nike sneakers since “The Farmer’s Almanac” predicts a most seriously cold winter and the Nike corporate brand will continue to be sported by golf pros, NFL pros, NBA pros and of course, everyday, average people like myself.

And for those people who suggest that Trump’s supporters are just fighting back against the status quo; those who have ignored them for decades and refused to listen to their pleas for good paying jobs to feed their families and so forth and so on, other groups are faring much worse, but they have yet to take to the streets in an attempt to terrorize innocent people. Have the Indians, indigenous to this land acted in the manner of Trump’s supporters? Indeed, they have not and yet their plight is a millions times worse than the poorest Trump supporter’s. And what about the poor Black children who are living in squalor in projects or in bedbug ridden homeless shelters? Their parents have not taken to the streets in an attempt to terrorize others. I get seriously tired of excuses being made for people who support Trump because their support of him is based solely on the fact that he emboldens them to act out on their belief that they are ‘white supremacists’. People who are down and out and who wish to fight back against those who they think made them so, would not incorporate racism, hatred and bigotry while doing so, they would include everyone who is also down and out thanks to the very same ‘elites’ who are responsible for the massive wealth inequality we are experiencing. There is no group that is going to be left out of the next Depression, looming over the horizon.

Burning and defacing products is not going to bring lost jobs back. Hating people because of the color of their skin is not going to bring jobs back. Hailing Donald Trump as your savior will not make him your savior because the only thing Trump is out to save is his status in the corporate world and that of his cronies and Trump supporters, you are not in that world and you never will be. Trump could give a rat’s ass about you and your families, but because you are blind to everything beyond your feral racism, prejudice and hatred, you cannot see what is right before your very eyes, but one thing you will do and that is to feel the cold when it bites your ass because no matter how hot it is right now, winter IS coming and so are more budget cuts to social programs that would have helped your racist ass!