US – Bubba Wallace NASCARS only African American driver has set his aim amid recent uproar of social injustice to push the sport forward by possibly removing confederate flags.
This week Wallace said that is time for the stock car series with deep ties to the South to ban the flag at its properties and formally distance itself from what millions is an unwelcome symbol of slavery and racism.
Time for real change. pic.twitter.com/sGdEEXbjkY
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 9, 2020
Wallace during Atlantas race wore a “I can’t Breathe” and “Black lives Matter” shirt seizing the moment to bring up the subject.”
“There should be no individual that is uncomfortable showing up to our events to have a good time with their family that feels some type of way about something they have seen, an object they have seen flying,” Wallace told CNN. “No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. So it starts with Confederate flags. Get them out of here. They have no place for them.”
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 7, 2020
In 2015 NASCAR asked race participants and fans to, “refrain from displaying the Confederate Flag at our facilities and NASCAR events.”