Betsy Ross was born into a Quaker family. The Quakers were extremely active in anti-slavery movements in Great Britain (the source of American slavery) and in America beginning in the 1600’s. Betsy was a model citizen, resourceful, hardworking, and a person who overcame many tragedies in here life. She worked most of her life as an upholsterer and seamstress. But she is most remembered for her flags, and especially for the flag with the 13 stars arranged in a circle. Contrary to what Nike and Kaepernick believe, the Betsy Ross flag represents the very best of America. It does not represent slavery. It represents our founding principles of liberty and justice for all, and especially, it represents the beginning of the end of slavery in America.
I wish Nike could find a way to celebrate all that America has done to eliminate slavery, segregation and racism. Instead of only looking to find fault. Bringing back the Betsy Ross flag shoe would be a big step in the right direction.