Black Lives Matter and banning of the Confederate flag at NASCAR car racing events results in this?
Wallace is the only high lever black race care driver on the circuit….
Things are NOT gonna change without some pushback from those who thought it was their world….
Credit…Steve Helber/Associated Press
Days after the only black driver in NASCAR’s top racing series sported a “Black Lives Matter” message and celebrated the organization’s banning of the Confederate battle flag, a noose was found on Sunday in his garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama, officials said.
“Today’s despicable act of racism and hatred leaves me incredibly saddened and serves as a painful reminder of how much further we have to go as a society and how persistent we must be in the fight against racism,” the driver, Darrell Wallace Jr., who is known as Bubba, said in a statement on Sunday evening.
Wallace, who had called for the battle flag to be banned, said that he had received support from people across the racing industry in recent weeks and that the sport had made a commitment to “championing a community that is accepting and welcoming of everyone.”
In a statement on Monday morning, NASCAR said it had opened an investigation.
“We are angry and outraged, and cannot state strongly enough how seriously we take this heinous act,” the organization said on Twitter.
Jay E. Town, the United States attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, said in a statement on Monday that his office would review the matter alongside the F.B.I. and the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department to determine if any federal laws had been broken.
“Regardless of whether federal charges can be brought, this type of action has no place in our society,” he said….
Who knows if Barr and Trump will lets the Feds do ANYTHING about this?
According to a joint statement from U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent Johnnie Sharp, the finding was based on interviews conducted by 15 FBI special agents and a review of the facts and evidence….
Why the fuck was a noose tolerated where it was found since October?
THAT seems to me to be a racial incident….