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THE BETSY ROSS FLAG AND ATHLETIC WEAR COMPANY NIKE

The Betsy Ross flag is a new design of the flag of the united states. It consists of the alternate red & white striped field with pointed stars in a blue canton. Historians and flag experts don’t believe that the Betsy Ross designed the flag because of lack of historical evidence.

THE FLAG IS NOT A SYMBOL OF RACISM!

The colors used in the flag generally symbolizes red for valor, white for hope and purity, and blue for loyalty and vigilance.

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NIKE PULLS “BETSY ROSS FLAG” SHOES AFTER CRITICISM OF SLAVERY-ERA IMAGERY

Nike has canceled the release of an independence day inspired sneaker, featuring the 13-star Betsy Ross flag. After criticism that the shoe celebrated the slavery era. Its images are being widely criticized on social media. Therefore “Nike has chosen not to release the air max one quick strike fourth of July as it featured an old version of the American flag,” Sandra John said in a statement.

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The wall street’s journal reported that Colin Kaepernick had also privately criticized the design. Herman Cain tweeted, “so that you know how this works now: nothing can happen in America anymore if Colin Kaepernick doesn’t like it.”

According to the journal, the shoes had already been shipped to retailers, and Nike asked for them to be returned. This move is also affecting Nike’s business plans in Arizona. After the cancellation of the release of the sneaker, Gov.Doug Ducey, a Republican, expressed his disappointment. “Words cannot express my disappointment  at this terrible decision.” I am embarrassed for Nike, he tweets. He added Arizona’s economy is doing just fine without Nike. We don’t need to suck up to companies that consciously disparage our nation’s history.” So he ordered the Arizona commerce authority to withdraw all financial incentive dollars under their discretion that the state was providing for the company.

“I WASN’T FREE YET”: INSTAGRAM POST

On an Instagram post of the sneaker, many people criticized the design. One commenter said: “I wasn’t free yet.”People connected it to trump’s “make America great again” movement. Noting how black people were treated in the 13 colonies that the stars represent.