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    NASCAR bans confederate flag from all events.

    After racer Bubba Wallace calls for it, NASCAR bans confederate flag from all events. Wallace drives a car with the insignia "BLACK LIVES MATTER."
    www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/us/nascar-bans-confederate-flag-spt-trnd/index.html

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    If you needed proof that a tectonic shift is underway in this country this is a pretty good indication.

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    The cars will still go fast and turn left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    The cars will still go fast and turn left.

    Left seems appropriate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    After racer Bubba Wallace calls for it, NASCAR bans confederate flag from all events. Wallace drives a car with the insignia "BLACK LIVES MATTER."
    www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/us/nascar-bans-confederate-flag-spt-trnd/index.html
    The other drivers and NASCAR owners now need to get on their knees and apologize for their white privilege...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    The other drivers and NASCAR owners now need to get on their knees and apologize for their white privilege...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Oh, my Lord Jesus Christ, please come soon!
    These leftists will never be happy....
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    Quote Originally Posted by seer View Post
    These leftists will never be happy....
    If somebody had posted that video even two years ago, I bet we'd have some of our liberals decrying that as fake, or "would NEVER happen"....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimL View Post
    After racer Bubba Wallace calls for it, NASCAR bans confederate flag from all events. Wallace drives a car with the insignia "BLACK LIVES MATTER."
    www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/us/nascar-bans-confederate-flag-spt-trnd/index.html
    This happened at roughly the same time as HBO Now decided to not show movies like Gone With The Wind. I thought the HBO thing was "meh": politically/socially relevant, but not worthy of much approval/ire.

    The NASCAR thing seems to cut deeper, though. Racing is clearly more of a southern / midwest thing, and both of those geographies are stereotypically white conservative. It's easy to find images of people with beefed-up cars sporting the rebel flag, as if driving fast is somehow rebellious and patriotic at the same time. NASCAR taking a stand against this symbolism is much more significant.

    On the whole, I haven't been to a single NASCAR event, and I don't remember ever having watched more than a few minutes of Gone With The Wind; neither of these stories means much to me. However, it seems obvious that a southern icon taking a stand against another southern icon is big news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whateverman View Post
    This happened at roughly the same time as HBO Now decided to not show movies like Gone With The Wind. I thought the HBO thing was "meh": politically/socially relevant, but not worthy of much approval/ire.

    The NASCAR thing seems to cut deeper, though. Racing is clearly more of a southern / midwest thing, and both of those geographies are stereotypically white conservative. It's easy to find images of people with beefed-up cars sporting the rebel flag, as if driving fast is somehow rebellious and patriotic at the same time. NASCAR taking a stand against this symbolism is much more significant.

    On the whole, I haven't been to a single NASCAR event, and I don't remember ever having watched more than a few minutes of Gone With The Wind; neither of these stories means much to me. However, it seems obvious that a southern icon taking a stand against another southern icon is big news.
    GWTW was a favorite of my mom and sister (perhaps not so much now). It's a classic, but an artifact of a different era. I've never understood parading the confederate flag. All it means to me is support for slavery. But I realize it means other things to other people.
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