It was another excellent adidas Nations global event held in Southern California this past weekend. Many of the top USA recruits from the 2014 and 2015 classes participated. The championship game featured 19 players in the top 100 for their particular class.
While there was a furor in Washington over Chinese-made Team USA uniforms, the debate over the use of offshored manufacturing labor to make Olympic apparel is just the tip of larger trend of abuse in multinational supply chains.
For Adidas to promote the athleticism and contributions of a variety of African-American sports legends and then allow such a degrading symbol of African-American history to move toward production and advertisement is insensitive and irresponsible.