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Report: AR Sheriff Forced Prisoners to Pose in Nike T-Shirts to Mock Colin Kaepernick

HeadlineOct 12, 2018

And in Arkansas, a sheriff’s department is facing widespread criticism after being accused of forcing prisoners to pose for mugshots in Nike T-shirts to mock former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who sparked NFL-wide protests against racism and police brutality, and recently became the new face of Nike’s “Just Do It” campaign. The Union County Sheriff’s Office removed the photos of the prisoners wearing the T-shirts after journalist Shaun King tweeted about them. Yesterday, Harvard University awarded Colin Kaepernick the university’s W.E.B. Du Bois Medal, which is awarded to individuals who have made significant contributions to African and African-American history and culture.

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