Bloomberg Law
July 21, 2020, 8:56 AM

Nike Joins Ranks of Retailers Sued Over ‘Shopping While Black’

Maeve Allsup
Maeve Allsup
Legal Reporter

Former track star Joel Stallworth wore Nike as a college All American and when he won a gold medal for the Nike-sponsored U.S. team at the 2008 Indoor World Championships.

Stallworth loved Nike from a young age, he told Bloomberg Law. He was inspired by the brand’s collaboration with basketball legend Michael Jordan, and he and his family remained loyal customers long after his days as an athlete ended.

But last summer, Stallworth said, his view of his once favorite brand was shaken after a confrontation over a purchase at his local Nike store in Santa Monica, Calif. After the ...

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