Nike Caves to Activist, Removes All ‘Redskins’ Gear From Website

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The Headline

Nike Caves to Activist, Removes All ‘Redskins’ Gear From Website

The Grind

Nike appears to have caved to pressure from activists over the name of the Washington Redskins, and has now removed all Redskins gear from their website.

“Last week, three letters signed by 87 different investment firms and shareholders asked Nike, FedEx, and PepsiCo to end their business relationships with the Washington Redskins until the team decides to change its name,” Fox 5 reported. “The investment firms and shareholders are worth a collective $620 billion.”

The Details

The move by Nike appears to have come after FedEx called on Thursday for the team to change its name after activist investors claimed that the name was racist.

“We have communicated to the team in Washington our request that they change the team name,” FedEx said in a statement to FOX Business. Read more…

 

 

 

 

Statewide

The Headline

Gov. Greg Abbott Issues Statewide Mask Order

In a groundbreaking move on Thursday, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a statewide mask order.

This means every Texan is required to wear a mask or facial covering when out in public. According to the governor, the order applies to all counties in the state with more than 20 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

The requirement must be followed anywhere where a person cannot socially distance. If, for example, a person is exercising by themselves or riding a bike, a mask is not required. Children under the age of 10 are exempt from the order.

The Details

“COVID-19 is not going away,” said the governor in an announcement published on his social media accounts. “In fact, it’s getting worse.”

According to Abbott, first-time violators will be issued a warning. If violated a second time, a $250 fine will be issued, said the governor.

The order goes into effect at noon Friday.

The mandate comes one day after Texas hit another grim milestone in COVID-19 cases and reported 8,076 new cases on Wednesday, making it the highest one-day total in the state since the start of the pandemic. Read more…

 

 


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