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NASCAR Rejects National Anthem Protest As Confederate Flags Fly

Posted by on Sep. 29, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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NASCAR, a sport built on Confederate flags and white pride, will not tolerate national anthem protests against racial injustice.

In a not so subtle endorsement of white supremacy, team owners said Sunday they would not tolerate any protesting during the national anthem, with owners warning that anyone in their employment not standing during the national anthem would be fired.

Team owner Richard Childress declared anyone working for him should show appropriate “respect” for the anthem or they would be fired, warning:

It’ll get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.

Childress added:

Anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.

Echoing the sentiment of owners, and many white nationalists, Hall of Fame driver Richard Petty said:

Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where they’re at? The United States.

When asked if he would fire anthem protesters, Petty said:

You’re right.

And, in fact, as a whole, NASCAR rejected national anthem protests. Associated Press reports “no drivers, crew or other team members participated in a protest during the national anthem to start the NASCAR Cup series race Sunday in Loudon, New Hampshire.”

On Twitter, President Donald Trump rejoiced at NASCAR’s rejection of the national anthem protests:

However, while NASCAR will not tolerate national anthem protests, they will tolerate the Confederate flag, and the ugly white supremacy symbolized by that deplorable symbol of treason, bigotry and racial hatred.

Indeed, many people went on Twitter to point out NASCAR’s deplorable relationship with the Confederate flag:

Since 2016, professional athletes have protested racial inequality and police brutality during the playing of the United States’ national anthem.

Bottom line: NASCAR doesn’t want anyone protesting racial injustice, but they will gladly coddle white supremacists wallowing in racism while waving their Confederate flags.


Read more at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2017/09/nascar-rejects-national-anthem-protest-confederate-flags-fly/#0SrYGF9IgEYx7xdy.99

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couture-mommy
by 8.21.1831 on Sep. 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM
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Just sounds like good ole boys.
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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Sep. 29, 2017 at 10:01 AM
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zandhmom2
by Bronze Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Good for them. Protest shouldn't be done on company time.

billsfan1104
by on Sep. 29, 2017 at 10:10 AM

Wow, what a hateful nasty piece.  Calling all of NASCAR white nationalists and their fans the same thing??


jpickens
by Platinum Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 1:08 PM
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I respectfully disagree but that is between NASCAR and their employees to push back on it or not (same should have applied to NFL).

As far as the battle flags, I only focus on government and city/state grounds. I don't get in the middle of personal or business use. If they want to fly it despite the stigma that goes with it, that's on them. I learned a long time ago, that's not worth the drama.


EmilyThorne
by Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 1:16 PM
NASCAR is awesome. I have zero respect for the NFL or the racist that wrote this whiny article.
meriana
by Ruby Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 2:50 PM

As long as the protest is peaceful, one really cannot support the right of one person/group to protest without also supporting the right of another person/group to protest no matter how distasteful, or unAmerican one views the protest and/or the form it takes. 

coolmommy2x
by Platinum Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 3:10 PM
DH and I used be big NASCAR fans and have gone to several races. Lots of confederate flags waved at races.
MissAndree
by Ronita on Sep. 29, 2017 at 3:17 PM
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I haven't met a NASCAR fan in real life who isn't a racist, so this is completely expected. Big whoop.
highlandmum
by Bronze Member on Sep. 29, 2017 at 3:26 PM

The NBA also says players and team personal are expected to stand as well.  Of course you are not going to see a Confederate flag at a NBA game either.  However there is actually no comparison in these two sports, it just makes me wonder if NASCAR will every leave the Confederate flag behind.

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