Kaepernick's Nike ad matters because 'they have they right to do it'

Would you give up everything for what you believe?

Dukes & Bell
September 04, 2018 - 5:17 pm
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Nike's new ad campaign has pushed the public to polarizing sides of an extremely important social conversation.

Carl Dukes and Mike Bell discussed the new ad campaign on Dukes & Bell Tuesday. The new ad has elicited responses such as people boycotting Nike. Bell simply stated "That's dumb."

"Take a moment to listen to see what other people are saying," Bell continued. ... "You're not getting outside you're gated community. You're not getting outside your bubble. And that's what a protest is about, to make you think about things."

Dukes spoke to what, not only, Nike's ad campaign means, but what Colin Kaepernick's mission is about.

"For whatever Colin Kaepernick stands for, this campaign is bringing a lot of attention," said Dukes. "It's exactly what Nike wanted, but the racial component still exists. And that, at its root, is what this is truly about. And remember what this was about. It's not about disrespecting the flag. It was about unequal justice under the law and police brutality. And oh, by the way, it still goes on."

To wrap up their conversation, Dukes made this point: "It doesn't matter if I agree with it. What matters is they [Nike> have the right to do it." 

Just like Kaepernick had the right to kneel during the national anthem. And we, as consumers and citizens of the United States of America, have the right to react.