NASCAR is the latest organization to announce where they stand with the black community.
Reported on ESPN, the race car giant announced they are banning the confederate flag’s presence at races. The move comes after Bubba Wallace, the organization’s only black full-time driver, called them out to finally have the flag removed.
Wallace told CNN, that he wants to get rid of all Confederate flags and that there’s no place for them. “There’s going to be a lot of angry people that carry those flags proudly, but it’s time for change,” Wallace said.
NASCAR put out a statement addressing the matter,
“The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that it creates is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the Confederate flag will be prohibited from all NASCAR events and properties.”
The next NASCAR’s race is tonight at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Wallace will be driving a Black Lives Matter’s painted race car to promote social justice.