Getting your money is what counts, not being socially responsible.
their mindset, but I certainly hope it's not yours. You're better than that.
This is just plain offensive however you want to slice it. They're making light of the homelessness situation in the district, which is just reprehensible in and of itself, and that's not even to mention the racial dimension - which cannot be discounted.
Long story short people, we as consumers have to be the ones to FORCE accountability AND social responsibility on the businesses that DEPEND on our patronage for support. If these types of shops have zero respect for the community - and clearly that shows through with horribly disrespectful stunts like this - then we have to step up and hold them accountable for it.
I, for one, won't support this particular shop and I believe an apology and a donation to a homeless shelter is in order here.
Just among us within this one tiny little corner of NikeTalk have the power to make a difference in this regard - and I do hope that the "vets" in this forum will take a leadership role.
Put your money where your mouth is. If it's wrong, it's wrong.
To say "yeah, it's wrong but....." is selling out - and for cheap. You know guys on NT like Dirtylicious and others helped force an apology from Adidas with the whole "Ray Fong" thing. I don't see why we here in the DC forum can't take a stand on this and produce some results.