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Nike listens to Colin Kaepernick on flag sneaker controversy

Nike defended its decision to pull its Betsy Ross flag sneakers from distribution after NFL-star-turned-activist Colin Kaepernick objected to the design. The 13-star Betsy Ross flag is associated with the Revolutionary War and a painful history of oppression and racism. Lunchtime Conversations: Why is Nike’s decision so politically charged? After all, isn’t this just a business decision?…