-Because people, I mean,
died under that flag, you know, and were slaves
under that flag. So, yeah, I think
it makes perfect sense. -Freedom, liberty, everything
that Kaepernick says he believes in,
it’s right there. Corporate caving to the left,
and I think that’s a shame. It’s sad. -I think that a lot
of those symbols carry a lot of weight
for some people. -I want to see us come together
and have a substantive, honest dialog about race
and racism and slavery.

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Dennis Veasley

86 thoughts on “‘His people died under that flag’: Reactions to Kaepernick calling for rollback of Nike shoe release”

  1. Im an expert on U.S. slavery. We also had WHITE slaves in the U.S. Add blacks also OWNED slaves and also bred them in the South 1600 U.S. Census Proves this as well as Virginia Court where one of the first 20 blacks that stepped into the state of Virginia. Anthony Johnson bought 5 black slaves after he worked off his passage to the U.S Program was called "headrights" Well one of his slaves ran away ( John Casor) and case ended up in Virginia court., where the black slave owner had his runaway slave returned as a slave for life. Add Slavery was in Puerto Rico for 100s of years and as they abolished it U.S. just started it. 99% of America has NO CLUE about the REAL history of slavery in the U.S. I found the insurance polices on them as well as Blacks in the south that lived over 100 years county by county. Cant live that long if all was treated that badly. Some southern blacks also sent their kids to Canada. Also according to U.S Census some southern blacks were RICH!!!

  2. Those symbols hold a lot of weight for ALL CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 🇺🇸. These people are moronic scaredy-cat whites afraid to make the fellas angry.

  3. "His people"? This spoiled whiner has Nothing in common with the adversity of black slaves from over 150+ years ago, except skin color! Slavery of any race of people is evil! There have been many, many more White slaves throughout world history than black because there were more white peoples available to be enslaved! I's been under the rulers of almost every country, flag and civilization that ever existed! White slavery exists even today, and has been thoroughly documented and proven; look it up. Especially among Muslim middle eastern countries; even White sexual slaves in majority Black Muslim countries. So I'm personally quite Fed Up with hearing liberals, regardless of their skin color, still whining about the horrible suffering and adversity of the slavery of 150+ yrs ago that neither they nor anyone they've ever known has experienced. These spoiled, shallow people would be looked upon with disdain by those long ago victims of cruelty! The facts are that human beings from the Fall in the Garden when Sin poisoned their hearts and minds have committed horrible evils against each other; passing that Sin poisoned DNA down through the ages. Only the Blood sacrifice of the Holy Son of God is capable of cleansing Mankind and creating within him a New Creature; resurrecting a dead spirit, and making him with a New heart, mind, and desires! Jesus Christ is the only Cure for this evil and sinful world, and to make mankind Truly Love one another!

  4. Seems kind of a dumb kerfuffle, and I probably wouldn't have pulled the shoes, but what do I know? Nike is a fashion company that wants to sell shoes to young fashion influencers, not Mitch McConnell and not me.

  5. Goodbye Nike if it weren't for those 13 Stars Colin wouldn't have a platform so just because some group uses that symbol doesn't make it a bad symbol but hey guess all the other shoe peeps will benefit cause now some of us consumers are offended by the 13 colonies being disrespected

  6. Democrats teachers infiltrated U.S. public schools. Look at today in higher education, only 1 in 12 Professors is a Conservative. That said go back to School integration. Could you imagine a white school teacher teaching that blacks also owned Slaves and fought in the Civil war against the north.

  7. Is this a promise king guy an american citizen? Or just another illegal alien given a vote by the communist left coast idiots?

  8. A lot of abolitionists died under that flag created by empowered women who were part of the resistance…….but this is leftism in 2019. War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. LOL! Any guesses on how many Antifa members Nike is employing at its Portland-based HQ?

  9. I hope some of Nike's competitors seize on this screw up of theirs, shoves their middle finger up Kaepernick's rear end, and put the Betsy Ross flag on their sports shoes and sneakers! I'd wait in line to buy a pair of those!

  10. I agree with Kap in the need to address police violence against African Americans. It cannot be denied that it is a reality for that community.

    But going after the Ross Flag is flawed thinking. The Confederate flag represented an explicit political movement for racism.

    The Ross flag was the one flown to defeat the confederacy and the institution of slavery.

  11. I suppose we should also prohibit any mention of the Declaration of Independence since it mentions that all men are created equal during a time of slavery. Let's call tomorrow "Slavery Day," rather than "Independence Day," and make Kaepernick our monarch "Kaepernick I"

  12. The American Flag represents taking over England territory and then Slaughtering Native Americans….

    Black people need to stop complaining. The flag has nothing to do with racism.

  13. Hey if white people want the 13 colonies back let them go back !
    Give back the rest of land back to the people they took it from !

  14. The klan uses that flag as well as the rebel flag to intimidate and represent hate to black people.
    People or either ignorant of their history or pretending to be fools.

  15. In the end of the day, it's just a flag. You can always change the meaning of a symbol. Nike just wanted to celebrate independence day. They were NOT promoting slavery.

  16. If not for America's social programs, Colin Kaepernick and his single mother would have been homeless and starved to death. Ingrate.

  17. While Nike employs clowns such as Kaepernick….they will lose business…I switched to under armour.

  18. Kaepernick is a spoiled ignorant brat. A fool offering Fools Gold to to other missguided ignorants. How loud the empty drum is not a problem but, those who heir messages in the noise are… Learn something… Stop denigrating others to make yourself feel better about yourself…

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  20. So, what about all the flags of the states that were slave states? Do away with them, too? Where does it end?

  21. What people like him don't understand about our "racist" Founding Fathers is that the majority of them actually wanted to do away with slavery at that time. But, the decision to break away from England had to be unanimous, and the delegates from North and South Carolina stated that they wouldn't sign the Declaration of Independence unless they were allowed to continue the practice of slavery. The other delagates reluctantly agreed, as they needed N.C and S.C. to vote "yes", figuring that they would deal with what they considered to be the most pressing issue first, and deal with the issue of slavery at some later date. Other than that, slavery would most likely have been abolished in 1776. So, in reality, for the most part, The Founding Fathers were not the "racist", "slavery – loving" individuals that many who are ignorant of the history of our country and its founding make them out to be.

  22. The Washington Post … an echo chamber of 'slavery' psychosis.
    Kaepernick- the psychotic with 'slavery' psychosis. America was
    the first country on earth to put an end to slavery when it proclaimed
    that "all men are created equal."- a concept so radical that people
    to this day fail to grasp its meaning. It took some 60 years from
    those words to end slavery in America. Contrary to Kaepernick's

    psychosis, people are risking life and limb to come to America,
    land of freedom, opportunity and prosperity. 'Slavery' exist only
    in Karpernick's psychotic mind, not in America.

    Slavery has gone hand in hand with all of human history right up
    until recent* times. Every race of man has encountered slavery in

    one form or another, since the beginning of human history. In all
    that time, the Black Race has not built anything anywhere on the
    face of this earth. Every other race has left it mark on earth, but
    not the Black Race of man.

    Now you would think, Colin Kaepernick would have you believe,
    those that were left behind in Africa, that were not enslaved and
    taken to America, would have created a paradise in Africa. That
    ain't the truth of it. The Black Man in Africa are killing each other
    like flies, while the Black Man in America is living in paradise. It
    means, the best thing that could happen to a Black Man is to be
    enslaved and be taken to America, truth be told. Slavery ended
    in America a long time ago. Slavery in Africa is alive and well to
    this day. That leaves Kaepernick, with one thing going … his all
    consuming psychosis.

    America, at the point in history to which he refers, was no better
    and no worse than any other place on earth, except for one thing.
    It wrote a Declaration of Independence. That document was a
    recognition that all men were created equal. From which point it
    was just a short span of time before it asked the question was
    a Black Man also born with Inalienable Rights. And a civil war
    was fought,1812, and White Man did shed his blood, to defend
    the Inalienable Rights of Blacks and Whites. This is the History
    that psycho babbling Kaepernick is condemning and is having
    a psychotic fit over. America was actually FIRST to end slavery.

    Colin Kaepernick, the sociopathic psycho having his history and
    eating it too. The Washington Post is providing the ideal echo
    chanber for Colin's psychotic fits. A more sympathetic psycho
    chamber could not be asked for.

  23. That flag was designed by a Quaker. Quakers were the 1st religious group in America to speak out AGAINST slavery. Kaepernik is a dyngus.

  24. Colin just exposed himself and his movement is nothing more than anti-American, nothing more. That flag had nothing to do with racism, it was for freedom. As far as Nike, well, never mix politics with business. I know I will not buy another Nike but that decision came a long time ago. This symbolism and touchy era we are in is extremely ignorant as well as weak. It is disgusting. Our people were also killed, all people from all nations died for that flag.

  25. Kaepernick is not very intelligent. But then again, he was a football player. That explains it!🤪

  26. He was adopted by two white parents at 6 weeks. Where were his people? So because his biological family didn't stand up, he kneels down. You gotta be stronger than that but guess being a millionaire payed by an Nike can afford to be weak… At the knee's.

  27. Ironic. Kapernick kneeled for the flag. Then kapernick brought Nike to it's knee's cause of a flag. Wonder if Nike put two and two together and said "ya let's follow his example"…

  28. Love these Americans whining about how terrible a picture is while they buy shoes made by modern slaves in sweatshops. We have such garbage priorities. Yeah, American slavery was bad. But if the picture on the shoe is more important than the business practices that made the shoe, it's YOU that is privileged. Privileged beyond empathy.

  29. Colin Kapernick…same dude who was wearing a Miami dolphins hat when he was the 49ers starting quarterback? Same dude who was raised in a white upper middle class family? Same dude who cosplays as a black panther? That’s who Nike takes advice from?

  30. Soon Kaepernick will declare that the colors red white and blue is now considered racist because the self appointed king 👑 of all black people says it is.
    Maybe owning horses should be declared illegal too because slaves tended horses back on the plantation.
    Maybe sugar should be made illegal because slavery was built on sugar.
    Hey while were at it, lets all stop using bed sheets because the kkk wore them as masks!
    I mean where does it end with this racist mulatto fool?.

  31. Kaepernick is a little whiney girlie beta male who knows nothing of the history of which he professes. This was a publicity stunt to get his name bake in the news. Just in case you forgot about him, I sure did! You offend me with your claims of racism at every turn. You are no hero or anything close to it. What's next Mount Rushmore? Do us all a favor and give you mouth an occasional day off!

  32. I am not done yet. For Nike to give the middle figure to half of it's customer base is insane. I urge a boycott of their products by all of the fine patriotic people that might buy some of their overpriced stuff. Come on folks we need to push back on this crap. I'm done.

  33. Blacks were enslaved and segregated by the Democrat Party so let's outlaw the Dems. What a stupid game that is. Leftists have pulled some pretty insane nonsense before but lately they've gone full on loony toons. The left actually believes the biggest issues concerning Americans are banning every other symbol because it might possibly offend some complete nitwit, and how can we invite more impoverished foreigners in and pay for all their free stuff because … you know… we don't have any poor of our own here. The left has gone absolute 3000% batshit.

  34. The flag wasn't racist. It just happened to be their flag when there was slavery. You know what else people did back then? They ate food. Maybe everyone should stop eating food because some slave owners did it once. There are legitimate issues in the world today, but this is ridiculous.

  35. I am surprised to hear rumors that the flag has been co-opted by white supremacists. If that is true (and I'm not so sure about that) then I think the real problem is how did we let that happen?

    I mean. I'm from the 13th colony, My family came here in 1621, I fly that flag every 4th.

  36. I love it when an uneducated moron tries to act like the morality spokesperson for a nation that is far more educated and well informed than himself. His 3% listening base can keep on making the rest of us fans of his opponent. Carry on Kaeper-clown 🤡

  37. Damn…we still talking about this stupidity. If athletes and rappers are your prophets and leaders, your in serious trouble. Slap Kap

  38. Seems like a cash cow collusion between Nike and Kaepernick. Watch these shoes in a couple of weeks or less will become "limited edition" or "hard to find" and be worth 100,000 a pair because they are "controversially".

  39. Liberal bigots hate America one of these days after America becomes a liberal shithole the same liberal idiots will be killing and stealing because of the socialism they demand

  40. The real prize the Socialist are after is the "Constitution", first it was Columbus, then they went after "Civil war heroes", now they're going after Washington, & Jefferson, but the REAL prize is the "racist white mans Constitution", when the Socialist get rid of that, our "Bill of Rights" will be out the window, & that's what the Socialist want. Once they rip up the Constitution, they'll give the right to vote to all the millions of illegals they let in the country, at that point the country will have one party with a huge advantage, & the other party will never be able to win any election in the land. Without the Constitution, & no Bill of Rights, the Socialist will have what they aimed for in the first place, total control over the complete population & no other party to battle…………………………VOTE…..T. R. U. M. P. 2020…………..IMPEACH CONGRESS..OUR REAL ENEMY

  41. If the KKK was pictured drinking coca-cola doesn’t mean coca-cola is a racist symbol. No different from our counties first flag

  42. His people died under that flag this mans a genius American soldiers died under that flag he’s just here for attention

  43. Have already sent an email to the Cleveland Browns and the NFL saying that I will not buy products or team gear with the Nike Swoosh on it. I refuse. NFL should get a new uniform provider.

  44. I support Colin's attempts to bring attention to instances of police injustice to young black men, but this is ridiculous. You should not deny the greatness and courage of the men and women who formed our original imperfect, but ultimately most free society. Yes, they did not initially end slavery as some of the northern colonies wanted. That took some time and led to horrific deaths with Americans killing Americans.
    Black people, Native Americans, Gays and Lesbians and other groups have continued to suffer injustice to the present day. That would preclude using any American flag anywhere, if we follow Mr.Kaepernick's sensitivities.

  45. The Betsy Ross flag was our first flag. It belongs to only one group of people. It only belongs to the American people. No single group can lay claim. Only Americans. I am glad that a company like Nike that uses slave labor will not sell an item using my flag. No more Nike.

  46. NIKE is the brand for LOSERS and Drug Dealers.

    Kaepernick's people? He's a jew. He's more white than black! Low IQ Kaepernick is DESPERATE to keep Relevant.

  47. Crispus Attucks an escaped slaved of African and Native American descent he was employed as a dockworker in Boston. on March 5,1770 he was the first casualty of this nation's struggle with the British which lead to our independence. Attucks died for that flag and the making of this country. Kaepernick shut your none sacrificing incomplete career pie hole up. My father USA Army, My older brother USA Air Force, My Great Nephew and Niece Fresh out of high school USA Air Force. Don't ask what this country can do for you. Do something for this country. I am proud of this country and its the greatest !

  48. Literally thousands of black soldiers and sailors who fought in the American Revolution, this flag is their legacy too.

  49. Why wasn't this happening during the Obama administration??? Get over it. All of our ancestors were slaves. Now,we're slaves for money to either : A). Save B) Spend C) Invest.

  50. Collin is ignorant of history. Betsy Ross was a Quaker. The same people that ran the underground railroad. I believe they called them an abolitionist back in her day. Nike has no excuse for not doing this research. I'll never buy Nike again.

  51. Black lives matter to Whom … The Blacks ? …. STOP SHOOTING EACH OTHER YOU DUMB MOTHERFUCKERS … white guys figured that out a long time ago

  52. A lot of innocent unborn beings – including African – American ones – are dying in abortion clinics RIGHT NOW. Funny that he cares more about a practice that ended 154 years ago – as terrible as it was – than he seems to care about an ongoing crime against "his people", and humanity, in general, that he could speak out against and potentially actually do something about TODAY. Dwelling on something that was both practiced and abolished long before you were born, while ignoring something that is just as immoral, if not MORE so – something that you could actually speak out against and potentially do something about – makes no sense whatsoever.

  53. Actually, this stupid controversy over it notwithstanding, I've always liked this flag design, and consider it to be better than the present design. Think about it. With the present design, if another star needed to be added to accommodate a new state, how would it be done in such a way as to not throw off the whole symmetry of the field of stars? With the circle of stars design, the problem would be easily solved by merely making them a bit smaller than they were on the original design to allow for the number of states added since then, making it easy to fit another into what would remain a perfect circle. To me, it just makes sense. The design would then be in keeping with the United States of today, and thus – one would hope – completely non – controversial, at least to those who don't see the American flag as a "racist" symbol in general.

  54. Everyone has the right to their own opinion, but what I don't like about this is the idea that one individual is being allowed to prevent millions of others from buying a particular product based on his personal opinion / perception that that product bears a symbol that is "racist". Isn't the fact that one individual was dictating what millions of others could or could not do what caused that flag to be necessary in the first place? It's called "irony", folks.

  55. And, you know who ALSO died for the principles that flag would come to represent shortly afterward? Crispus Attucks, a man of African / Native American heritage who was the very first man to die for the American cause, having been the first victim of The Boston Massacre. Other African -Anericans fought, as well, thus gaining their freedom by serving under the flag that some are now calling "racist". This guy may be an activist, but trust me, he's definately no history major.

  56. Trumps ties and other merchandise is made overseas. How does that make you Americans feel. Giving your jobs away.🤣🤣🤣🤣

  57. Ivankas company was known to have been operated out of a sweatshop. That must anger all of you honest and sincere Americans. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  58. Speaking of guys who don’t respect this country….remember when trumpy avoided the military while other Americans died for this country. You guys are right. Let’s be honest then all together now. Let’s hate Kap, let’s hate trump and ivanka as well.

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