I shared with them that these Nike executives are getting rich, Nike investors are getting rich, athletes that endorse Nike are getting rich, but the workers who produced the real wealth for Nike continue to live in abject poverty.
If Jesus said, "Blessed are the peacemakers," does that imply that "Cursed are the war makers"? What does that mean for a nation that has spent more than $946 billion dollars on war making in Iraq and Afghanistan?
Twelve years ago I got involved in the fight to end Nike's sweatshop abuses. Nike has consistently lied about working conditions and many consumers, even so-called progressives, believe that Nike "fixed those sweatshop problems." They did not.