Members of the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP want the Confederate flag banned from the Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway, and they will meet Thursday to decide whether to boycott a NASCAR race slated there for November.
But here's the thing............NASCAR spokesman Ramsey Poston told FOXNews.com that NASCAR's "longstanding policy" prohibits displays of the Confederate flag on its cars, uniforms, licensed merchandise or in advertisements.
Confederate flag items are not sold or officially displayed throughout the 65,000-seat raceway, but there's no official ban on spectators bringing miniature flags to the track, or wearing T-shirts emblazoned with the symbol.
Should the NAACP be able to curb peoples freedom of speech? AND do think them boycotting this event will really make a difference?
Answer by abbynzachsmommy at 8:14 PM on May. 27, 2009
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Answer by katie_s1 at 9:25 PM on May. 27, 2009
It is not reverse racism. The reverse of racism is to be non-racist. This is just plain racism. Some of the people that display the stars and bars are ignorant racists, but others have respect for people regardless of the color of their skins and just want to display a symbol of their heritage. And before you get on your high horse about that heritage, remember only about 1% of southerners owned slaves--the rich plantation owners. The Civil War was about state's rights, of which the right to own slaves was only one of 73 different complaints against the northern aggressors.(Btw, I'm not a southerner, and watching NASCAR gives me hives, but I do respect our American rights to own and display a part of history.)
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