Racism

Colin Kaepernick becomes new face of Nike's "Just Do It" campaign

Colin Kaepernick has become the face of Nike's "Just Do It" ad campaign as the company celebrates the 30th anniversary of the slogan, ESPN's Darren Rovell reports.

Why it matters: Kaepernick is one of the most polarizing figures in sports. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback has not played in the NFL since 2016, and is currently suing league owners for blackballing him because of his protests against racial inequality in the United States.

Gillum target of racist robocalls sponsored by neo-Nazi group

Andrew Gillum giving a speech
Andrew Gillum giving a speech. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

An Idaho-based neo-Nazi group is sponsoring racist robocalls made to Democratic voters in Florida mocking Andrew Gillum, the first African American to win a major party nomination for Florida governor, with jungle noises playing in the background, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.

Why it matters: These automated calls come days after GOP nominee Ron DeSantis called Gillum an "articulate" spokesman for socialism and warned Florida's voters not to "monkey up" their finances. DeSantis' campaign denounced the calls and continues to push back against accusations of racism regarding his comments.