A young man who goes by the name Massachusetts Hampton is fed up with the glorification of Michael Jordan’s gym shoes and the violence that takes place over the shoes and decided to send a very stern and incredible message for those that are killing each other over these shoes.
He begins by talking about the prison system being full of blacks and Latinos and how the prisoners are pretty much forced to make these shoes for big corporations and only get paid around twenty dollars per month.
He also talked about the forced labor in Indonesia where he claims the Jordans are actually made for dirt cheap and them the prices are than magnified and sold at a ridiculous price.
Per his Facebook page, he is quoted as saying, “What I do know is Michael Jordan could care less about the communities that he can change. People die for his brand, people steal for his brand. People work cheap labor for his brand but he hasn’t addressed the stigmas regarding his brand. I hope y’all get something out of the message.”
The young man stresses that he is all about the community and he’s trying to inform the youth that fighting and killing over Jordans is wrong and that Jordan don’t even care about them. He went on to say F&@k Jordan as he sets the shoes ablaze.
Recently Stephon Marbury exposed Jordan stating that he sells his shoes for fifteen dollars so it can be affordable to consumers while Jordans gym shoes will sell up to two hundred fifty a pair and the shoes are made in the same factory.
According to Global Research, March 31, 2014, contributor Vicky Palaez says “[Former] Oregon State Representative Kevin Mannix recently urged Nike to cut its production in Indonesia and bring it to his state, telling the shoe manufacturer that “there won’t be any transportation costs; we’re offering you competitive prison labor (here).”
In other words, the back message from Mannix to Nike is that ‘we’ can bring the jobs back to the United States now, where the labor is even cheaper than it is in Indonesia – and where workers will be treated even worse – legally. ( UrbanIntellectuals)
Is the prison industrial complex a new form of modern slavery where people are being locked up on trumped-up charges for extended periods of time even when they are not guilty? Are they being used for corporate greed?
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