Woke Nike removes all Redskins gear from website

Nike Removes Redskins Gear from Website

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DYLAN GWINN

3 Jul 2020568

2:45

Nike, in an apparent bid to force the Washington Redskins to change their name, has removed all Redskins gear from its website.

Moreover, the vertical drop-down menu on the left side of the screen, which displays the names of all 32 NFL teams, does not show the Washington Redskins.

“Last year, Nike omitted the team name from its annual Salute to Service collection,” according to Pro Football Talk. “The more recent action sends a much stronger message.”

Despite Nike’s apparent new-found problem in doing business with the Redskins. The athletic apparel giant does not appear to have any problem maintaining ties to regimes that use slave labor.

In March of this year, a non-partisan Australian think tank revealed that Nike was one of 83 corporations to maintain “active ties” to factories in China that are believed to use Muslim slave labor.

According to Breitbart’s Frances Martel:

For the past two years, China has built up dozens of concentration camps in Xinjiang, its largest and westernmost province, where between 1 million to 3 million Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Muslim ethnic minorities were forced to live, enduring indoctrination, torture, rape, and murder. In December, the Chinese government – which always referred to the concentration camps as ‘vocational training centers’ – announced that the concentration camp victims had ‘graduated’ from ‘vocational training’ and left the camps.

ASPI concludes that the “graduates” were shipped to factories nationwide against their will to endure arduous labor manufacturing products for software companies, car parts, shoes, and other items. When their work shifts concluded, the study found evidence that the workers were then forced to endure the same sort of indoctrination they found at the Xinjiang camps – learning Mandarin (a language not native to Xinijang), memorizing Communist Party songs, and idolatry of dictator Xi Jinping.

ASPI concluded, “The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including Apple, BMW, Gap, Huawei, Nike, Samsung, Sony and Volkswagen.”

Redskins Owner Dan Snyder is under pressure from multiple business partners and corporate sponsors to change the team name. As of the time of this writing, Snyder is said to have no “official plans” to change the team name.

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Did they remove all the child slave labor from their sweatshops too? 

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Good, and they should have changed the name years ago. I don't care a bit about Nike as a company, but the Washington Football team needs to change thier name no matter how you feel about Nike. 

 

I find it interesting that you would use the Nike issues to justify keeping the name though. 

 

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Just one more reason not to buy Nike....

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I support those Muslims in China 100%.

Trump was a bitch, and told Xi he did a great job with the .

I hate the religion of Islam but it's so fucked up.. they're have been harvesting organs from live people, forcing women to sleep in the same bed as the Chinese occupants while their men are gone. It's sick but there's so much $$$ that any moral standing vanished with people like Lebron, a supposed man of the people.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-forcefully-harvests-organs-detainees-tribunal-concludes-n1018646

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/china-uighur-monitor-home-shared-bed-report-2019-11

Keep the name.

Change the mascot to a potato.

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MarcusAurelioFan -

I support those Muslims in China 100%.


Trump was a bitch, and told Xi he did a great job with the .


I hate the religion of Islam but it's so fucked up.. they're have been harvesting organs from live people, forcing women to sleep in the same bed as the Chinese occupants while their men are gone. It's sick but there's so much $$$ that any moral standing vanished with people like Lebron, a supposed man of the people.


 


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-forcefully-harvests-organs-detainees-tribunal-concludes-n1018646


 


https://www.businessinsider.com/china-uighur-monitor-home-shared-bed-report-2019-11

5 posts in and a Trump shoutout. hahaha

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MarcusAurelioFan -

I support those Muslims in China 100%.


Trump was a bitch, and told Xi he did a great job with the .


I hate the religion of Islam but it's so fucked up.. they're have been harvesting organs from live people, forcing women to sleep in the same bed as the Chinese occupants while their men are gone. It's sick but there's so much $$$ that any moral standing vanished with people like Lebron, a supposed man of the people.


 


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-forcefully-harvests-organs-detainees-tribunal-concludes-n1018646


 


https://www.businessinsider.com/china-uighur-monitor-home-shared-bed-report-2019-11

Pipe down Puss

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BrckNoHitBk -
MarcusAurelioFan -

I support those Muslims in China 100%.


Trump was a bitch, and told Xi he did a great job with the .


I hate the religion of Islam but it's so fucked up.. they're have been harvesting organs from live people, forcing women to sleep in the same bed as the Chinese occupants while their men are gone. It's sick but there's so much $$$ that any moral standing vanished with people like Lebron, a supposed man of the people.


 


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-forcefully-harvests-organs-detainees-tribunal-concludes-n1018646


 


https://www.businessinsider.com/china-uighur-monitor-home-shared-bed-report-2019-11

5 posts in and a Trump shoutout. hahaha

Hey, he is the one representing US a country. 


So if I think he deserves criticism for kowtowing to Xi, I think it's fair as fuck. A crime against humanity on an enormous level, and we praised him for it. Yeesh. Essentially the sequel to the Holocaust and Biden won't be any better because he loves China too.

phatcat -
MarcusAurelioFan -

I support those Muslims in China 100%.


Trump was a bitch, and told Xi he did a great job with the .


I hate the religion of Islam but it's so fucked up.. they're have been harvesting organs from live people, forcing women to sleep in the same bed as the Chinese occupants while their men are gone. It's sick but there's so much $$$ that any moral standing vanished with people like Lebron, a supposed man of the people.


 


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-forcefully-harvests-organs-detainees-tribunal-concludes-n1018646


 


https://www.businessinsider.com/china-uighur-monitor-home-shared-bed-report-2019-11

Pipe down Puss

Aww, is the OG safe space for circlejerking dictators not working for you? :)

I bet dollars to donuts more people on here are mad about a possible name change than religous persecution.

MarcusAurelioFan -
phatcat -
MarcusAurelioFan -

I support those Muslims in China 100%.


Trump was a bitch, and told Xi he did a great job with the .


I hate the religion of Islam but it's so fucked up.. they're have been harvesting organs from live people, forcing women to sleep in the same bed as the Chinese occupants while their men are gone. It's sick but there's so much $$$ that any moral standing vanished with people like Lebron, a supposed man of the people.


 


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/china-forcefully-harvests-organs-detainees-tribunal-concludes-n1018646


 


https://www.businessinsider.com/china-uighur-monitor-home-shared-bed-report-2019-11

Pipe down Puss

Aww, is the OG safe space for circlejerking dictators not working for you? :)

"is the OG safe space"


haha. oh boy. brings up Trump in a nike thread. Tells others they need a safe space. Again, you CANNOT make this shit up anymore!!!!!!

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I am part Lakota and Assiniboine on my mom’s side of the family and honestly have never been offended by the Redskins, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Chief Wahoo or even Wahoo McDaniel! These are very minor issues when compared to the abject poverty and hopelessness that exists on the Rez. Better to use the money squandered on changing mascots to give the first peoples running water, electricity, and adequate schools. We hear so much about poverty in the black areas of major cities. If you want to see what poverty really looks like take a trip to the Pine Ridge Rez. We are obsessing over symbols when the people need real help. Ask a family on the Rez if they would rather have utilities or change the mascot. 

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decasere -

Good, and they should have changed the name years ago. I don't care a bit about Nike as a company, but the Washington Football team needs to change thier name no matter how you feel about Nike. 


 


I find it interesting that you would use the Nike issues to justify keeping the name though. 


 

Agreed. Sadly it will finally only be changed because money is a significant factor with Fedex and Nike making this play. The NFL will probably make Dan Snyder change the name.


 

Rakoshi -

I am part Lakota and Assiniboine on my mom’s side of the family and honestly have never been offended by the Redskins, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, Chief Wahoo or even Wahoo McDaniel! These are very minor issues when compared to the abject poverty and hopelessness that exists on the Rez. Better to use the money squandered on changing mascots to give the first peoples running water, electricity, and adequate schools. We hear so much about poverty in the black areas of major cities. If you want to see what poverty really looks like take a trip to the Pine Ridge Rez. We are obsessing over symbols when the people need real help. Ask a family on the Rez if they would rather have utilities or change the mascot. 

Nice post old man

Couldn't the nfl sue Nike?  They have a contract, I'm guessing, to produce gear for all teams. Not being met

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decasere -

Good, and they should have changed the name years ago. I don't care a bit about Nike as a company, but the Washington Football team needs to change thier name no matter how you feel about Nike. 


 


I find it interesting that you would use the Nike issues to justify keeping the name though. 


 

Lol, really? 


 


The Redskins primary logo used today was first designed in 1971 in close consultation with Native American leaders. Among those who unanimously approved and voiced praise for the logo was Walter “Blackie” Wetzel, a former President of the National Congress of American Indians and Chairman of the Blackfeet Nation. Years earlier, Mr. Wetzel had been deeply involved with U.S. President John F. Kennedy in the movement for civil liberties, civil rights, and economic freedom for all. In 2014, Mr. Wetzel’s son Don commented, “It needs to be said that an Indian from the State of Montana created the Redskins logo, and did it the right way. It represents the Red Nation, and it’s something to be proud of.”