Despite having not suited up for an NFL football game since January 1, 2017, and being essentially named an NFL pariah, former NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and anthem protester Colin Kaepernick is using his notoriety for activism. On Monday Kaepernick’s website announced a pre-order for a new football jersey his supporters will be able to purchase. The black jersey features the hashtag “#ImWithKap” on the front. The jersey is not in anyway affiliated with the NFL or any team, however, it does feature the same number 7 he wore during the short time he played with and for 49ers.
24/Sports.com reports – “The jerseys are priced at $174.99 and 20 percent of the profits from each jersey sold will go directly to Kaepernick’s ‘Know Your Rights’ campaign, which Kaepernick launched in 2016 to help educate children on ‘awareness on higher education, self-empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.'”
Official #IMWITHKAP Jerseys available for PRE-SALE now! Limited Edition. 20% of all proceeds go to @yourrightscamp. Thank you for your continued support! Shop at https://t.co/xr8M9wiOiq. Link in bio. pic.twitter.com/wPwSvuY7yv
— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 10, 2018
Originally making headlines two years ago, Kaepernick chose to kneel during the national anthem in protest of racial injustice and police brutality against minorities. He continued to kneel throughout the season and thus began a tradition of kneeling during the national anthem before NFL games as a form of silent protest, one that was adopted by players across the league over the following two seasons. His choice to protest by kneeling has been a source of significant controversy leading to boycotts of the NFL and has been a topic of conversation ever since. Some have praised the protest as a sign of “courage.”
Others consider it a sign of complete and utter disrespect towards American military veterans both past and present, as well as police officers and first responders. Detractors claim the protest is not about veterans and police and never has been. Yet for many Americans who serve or have served and their families, it is hard to see it as anything else. When you bury your brothers and sisters at arms and are forced to deliver the American flag instead of a loved one who died in defense of the country that flag represents or forced to accept the same, the American flag and the national anthem symbolize a good deal more.
More recently and due to this controversy, Nike, which signed Kaepernick in 2011 as a spokesman, held off in using him for ad campaigns. However, Nike kept him on their roster even after Kaepernick became a free agent in 2017. Then on September 4, 2018, Nike announced that Kaepernick would be the face of its annual “Just Do It” advertisement campaign. The company also stated they planned to donate an undisclosed amount of money to Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights” organization. Nike makes the jerseys for all 32 NFL teams, however, it did not make the new “#ImWithKap” jerseys.
24/7 Sports reports – “Despite the backlash, public debate and attempts by the league to set new rules regarding player protest, Miami Dolphins wideouts Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson continued to show their support of Kaepernick and his cause by kneeling before the Dolphins-Titans Week 1 game on Sunday afternoon. Kaepernick thanked the two on social media later in the day.
“My Brothers (Kenny Stills) and (Albert Wilson) continue to show their unwavering strength by fighting for the oppressed!” he tweeted. “They have not backed down, even when attacked and intimidated. Their courage will move the world forward!”
Stills had been taking part in the player protest for well over a year and addressed his plan to continue to kneel in a recent post-practice interview.
“There are people in this country who are saying there are issues we want to bring to light, can you help us make change. Instead of people saying, yeah, let’s do this, let’s make change, let’s make our country a better place, it’s like, no, don’t do this then, this isn’t the right place, you don’t like the police.”
However, others note Kaepernick’s one condition for selling his “special” activist jersey seems to be that while he can capitalize on the disrespect of many, his actual jersey from when he actually played football is virtually worthless to those Americans even still willing to watch the NFL.
Newsweek reports of the current backlash –
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety, the umbrella agency for the state’s highway patrol troopers and other law enforcement, will no longer purchase Nike products after the Colin Kaepernick ad campaign, according to Gov. Phil Bryant and Commissioner Marshall Fisher.
“As commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, I will not support vendors who do not support law enforcement and the military,” Fisher told Mississippi Today on Friday.
Bryant told the news outlet that he supports Fisher’s decision. “He has a right to determine what vendors DPS does business with, and it’s not going to be with a company that pays an individual who has slandered our fine men and women in law enforcement.”
This is not the first time Nike has been dropped because of this ad campaign. College of the Ozarks in Missouri decided to drop Nike apparel from its athletics department. Ben Zahn, mayor of Kenner, Louisiana also placed a ban on Nike products in the city two days after the campaign was unveiled, saying that the use of the city’s resources would no longer be used to purchase Nike products.
“Under no circumstances will any Nike product or any product with the Nike logo be purchased for use or delivery at any City of Kenner Recreation Facility,” read a memorandum that was leaked on Twitter by activist Donna Brazile. The ban has since been lifted.”
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NYC To Allow Public School Students To Change Their Gender & Name Without Documentation
New York City is going further and further down the sewer hole these days. Public school students can now change their gender status on school records without any legal documentation and play for the sports teams of their preference, the Department of Education has announced. They have to have permission from their parents to do so but it is usually the parents who encourage this confusion and twisted sickness to begin with. In New York City it no longer matters what your birth certificate says.
“Schools are safe havens for students to develop their passions and discover their true identities, and these new guidelines celebrate and affirm all students,” said Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza in a statement. “This Pride Month, I’m thrilled to send a clear message to our students — we celebrate you, we respect you, and we support you.” Pushing perversion in public schools has become mainstream – parents are forewarned.
From The New York Post:
“After submitting a newly created “name and gender change request form,” all school-related documents and data — including report cards, diplomas, and enrollment numbers — will reflect the requested designations.
“With this updated policy, which allows students to change their name and gender on school records without legal documentation, we are signaling our support for all students regardless of gender identity,” City Council Speaker Corey Johnson said in a statement celebrating the changes.
“Kids and their families will also be able to self-report names and genders when enrolling in a DOE school.
“The regulations will permanently modify how schools calculate their demographics. Instead of tabulating gender numbers through birth certificates, administrators will now rely on self-reported information.
“The rule is part of a larger set of new DOE initiatives aimed at minimizing gender-specific practices inside city classrooms.
“Schools will now be barred from tailoring any uniforms — including graduation gowns — to gender.
“School dress codes must be … free of gender stereotypes and must be written, enforced, and applied equally to all students regardless of gender,” the DOE said.
“The new dress code rules will help ease “the trauma that can be unintentionally inflicted on girls, trans, and gender-nonconforming youth, particularly youth of color, by the uneven application and enforcement of dress codes,” Councilman Mark Treyger said in a statement.
“Dividing sex-ed classes by gender has now also been officially prohibited in city schools, according to the DOE.
“These new guidelines additionally specify that puberty education classes must be inclusive and affirming to all genders, gender identities, and sexual orientations, and use gender-inclusive language throughout,” the department said.
“The DOE added that LGBTQ-related subject matters will become mandatory for all city kids so that “multiple forms of diversity, including gender and sexual orientation, are recognized, understood, and regarded as indispensable sources of knowledge for rigorous teaching and learning,” the DOE said.
“New York City is proud to be leading on policies that allow New Yorkers across the gender spectrum to be themselves in every single area of their lives, especially our schools,” First Lady Chirlane McCray said in a statement.”
This means that children in public schools in NYC will be forced to learn about gay sex and all that it entails. Sex ed will also ramp up even more much to the chagrin of most parents. This is the deliberate destruction of morality and the family unit – the communists must be delighted with this development.
Doesn’t the national Department of Education have sway over the state chapters? This is sheer insanity and should not be allowed. This is not ‘inclusive’ – it’s deranged.
TOO LATE: Starbucks Apologizes For Barista Kicking Cops Out Of AZ Coffee Shop
I think we all can say its a little too late now for an apology. Starbucks is overrated and overpriced for crappy coffee.
If you are uncomfortable around police officers..are you wanted? I for one feel very comfortable when I see the police around. Whiny Starbucks Baristas need to grow up and show some respect.
Apologies mean nothing.
Via The Daily Wire:
A corporate spokesperson for Starbucks issued a full apology Sunday after news of an incident in one of the coffee chain’s Arizona outlets went viral.
On Saturday, The Daily Wire’s Ashe Schow reported that a barista at a Starbucks in Tempe, Arizona, asked several police officers, who get coffee at the shop regularly, to move out of a customer’s line of sight or leave the premises, claiming that the mere presence of several law enforcement officials made the customer “not feel safe.”
On Twitter, the Tempe Officers Association — a police union — wrote about the incident on Friday and included a mock image of the Starbucks logo that showed a hand pouring out a cup of coffee with the words “Dump Starbucks” circling the image.
“Don’t appreciate @Starbucks asking our #Tempe cops to leave your establishment on the #4thofjuly2019. Several of those cops are #veterans who fought for this country! #ZeroRespect,” the union wrote.
A second statement, posted to the Tempe Officers Association’s Facebook page, fleshed out the incident, adding that, “[t]he barista said that a customer ‘did not feel safe’ because of the police presence. The barista asked the officers to move out of the customer’s line of sight or to leave.”
“Disappointed,” the union added, “the officers did in fact leave.”
The Tempe Police Department later said, in a statement from their public relations department, that they’d reached out to Starbucks’s corporate office and that Starbucks was aware of the incident. On Sunday, according to NPR, a representative from the Tempe Police Department met with members of Starbucks’ leadership team and the company issued an official apology.
Dear Chief Moir and the entire Tempe Police Department,
Thank you, Chief Moir, for the conversation today. On behalf of Starbucks, I want to sincerely apologize to you all for the experience that six of your officers had in our store on July 4.
When those officers entered the store and a customer raised a concern over their presence, they should have been welcomed and treated with dignity and the utmost respect by our partners (employees). Instead, they were made to feel unwelcome and disrespected, which is completely unacceptable.
At Starbucks, we have deep appreciation for your department and the officers who serve the Tempe community. Our partners rely on your service and welcome your presence, which keeps our stores and the community a safe and welcoming place. Continue Reading
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