Press Release: Will Kaepernick Denounce Nike’s Support for Destroying Black Lives?

Will Kaepernick Denounce Nike’s Support for Destroying Black Lives?

September 4, 2018


NASHVILLE, TN – 2ndVote, the conservative watchdog for corporate activism, released the following statement on Nike’s reintroduction of Colin Kaepernick as a spokesperson for the company’s “Just Do It” campaign:

Colin Kaepernick has aligned himself with a company that finances the destruction of innocent black lives through abortion.

Since 2013, Nike has donated over $1.8 million to Population Council, an organization that promotes abortion in the developing world. Like Planned Parenthood, which Nike also supports, Population Council was founded by eugenicists. Also like Planned Parenthood, Population Council specifically targets black populations, as well as other non-white populations, for the expansion of abortion.

If Kaepernick is truly serious about ‘sacrificing everything’ for what he believes, he should denounce Nike’s support for eugenics and terminate his endorsement deal.

Citations for Nike’s support of Population Council and Planned Parenthood can be found here.

Background on the Population Council’s founding by eugenicists can be found at

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