Should NASCAR Ban Confederate Flags?
Before posing the question, let me just say that yes: I do think NASCAR should ban confederate flags. I think confederate flags should be banned overall.
Now, hear out NASCAR's only black driver.
Bubba Wallace, who is the sports first black full-time driver since 1971, wore a shirt before a race on Sunday that read, "I Can't Breathe; Black Lives Matter", referencing what George Floyd said while dying in Minneapolis.
And yesterday he told CNN that he wants the sport "to get rid of all Confederate flags" at all tracks. Bubba said the flags didn't bother him at first but that after educating himself, he now feels that "it is a thick line we cannot cross anymore. No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. It starts with Confederate flags. Get them out of here."
He said that if fans don't agree, they can "get back on the road where [they] came from."
I agree. Every place should be a safe space. For everyone. Every race. Every person. Confederate flags don't spread that message. And they should be banned.
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