By Jo Bryan
“What do you think about Nike’s decision to include pro football player Colin Kaepernick in their 30th anniversary ‘Just Do It’ campaign?”
“Nike is exhibiting social responsibility by promoting peaceful protest as demonstrated by Colin Kaepernick. His kneeling during the National Anthem is no less patriotic than Rosa Parks refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in 1955. Peaceful protestation is at the core of our Freedom of Speech.
- Cai Palmer
“I would have preferred Nike pick a real hero, like a schoolteacher, firefighter, policeman, nurse, someone who directly impacts lives on a daily basis… they are the real heroes.”
- Ken Harris
“I fully support Nike’s ad campaign. Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem as a way to call attention to the oppressive treatment of blacks and other minorities in our country. It is easy to judge someone for speaking out about something that you have never experienced yourself. Kaepernick’s actions have never been about the flag, but about using his platform for change.”
- Tom Diliberto