By Jonah Goldberg. No, Nike is doing it wrong because it managed to do something that all the neo-Nazis, Klansmen, alt-righters and other denizens of the lowest coprophagic phylum of our political life could never do: It turned the Betsy Ross flag into a racist symbol. Nike was all set to release a line of sneakers for the Fourth of July featuring the original Betsy Ross American flag with 13 stars in a circle. According to reports, Kaepernick took offense because a handful of extremist groups like to brandish the original American flag to make some sort of point about something no one should care about. Or maybe, like many gibbons, they just like the sparkly stars and bright colors. The thing is, most Americans — and when I say most, I mean, like, nearly all of them — had no idea white supremacists were doing this.
Republican lawmaker promotes New Balance shoes after Nike cancels Betsy Ross sneakers
Is there anyone you know associated with the History Channel who could intervene with or remove this image? In the least, I would nominate it for inclusion in your infamous "Wall of Shame". These flags are flying at half staff and have been for over a week when the US flag and State of CT flag should be flying at full staff. The US flag is ripped and tattered. The flag of Japan flies from the same halyard below the US Flag.
Betsy Ross flag now decried by 2020 Dems, pundits was flown during Obama's 2nd inauguration
Other older uses of rainbow flags include a symbol of peace. While this use of the rainbow flag originated in San Francisco , it is now used worldwide. Originally devised by artist Gilbert Baker , the design has undergone several revisions since its debut in , first to remove colors then restore them based on availability of fabrics.
The Betsy Ross flag is an early design of the flag of the United States , named for early American upholsterer and flag maker Betsy Ross. Its distinguishing feature is thirteen 5-pointed stars arranged in a circle representing the 13 colonies that fought for their independence during the American Revolutionary War. Betsy Ross — was an upholsterer in Philadelphia who produced uniforms, tents, and flags for Continental forces.