Companies are less concerned with being on the wrong side of history than hurting their bottom line.
Could his death in police custody be the trigger that brings on sweeping reforms and palpable change in race dynamics? For now, a look at some of the ways people and companies have responded to massive protests and outrage in the US and beyond.
Goodell, who has faced criticism in the past for his handling of NFL player protests launched by Colin Kaepernick in 2016, now claims he will be a sympathetic ally for players. The NFL has long struggled with allegations of racism.
Sports players around the world break their silence amid widespread protests in the US.
Ther former NFL player, who ignited controversy in 2016 after kneeling during pre-game renditions of the US national anthem to draw attention to racial injustice, said protesters had been left with no choice after the police killing of George Floyd.
Relatives of African American man killed by Minneapolis police while handcuffed in custody demand officers be arrested and charged with murder.
After declaring they wouldn’t attend a White House reception, the World Cup-winning US women’s football team became the latest in a string of sports heroes declining to be seen alongside Trump.
Nike pulled the Air Max 1 USA shoe, which included a Revolutionary-era US flag with 13 white stars in a circle on the heel, after activist Colin Kaepernick said the flag would be offensive because of its connection to an era of slavery.
Sudanese political cartoonist Khalid Albaih is in self-imposed exile in Denmark as his social and political commentaries convey scathing criticisms of authoritarianism.
Kaepernick and former San Francisco 49ers teammate Eric Reid both filed a lawsuit against the NFL saying owners and officials colluded to keep them off NFL rosters for their decision to make a kneeling protest during the US anthem
Company's controversial ad targeting "toxic masculinity" while exhorting men to be their best versions resonated with younger consumers despite criticism from some conservatives.
Rihanna's decision to reject the offer over a political issue follows her Instagram message earlier this month urging fans to vote in the November US congressional elections.
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