Thursday, July 2, 2015

NASCAR Shuns Its Southern Heritage

NASCAR is trading its Southern base for the wine and cheese crowd by asking their fans to shun the Confederate flag.  Southern pride has turned into Southern flagellation.  Here is an excerpt from Fox News:

"We are asking our fans and partners to join us in a renewed effort to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere for all who attend our events," the statement read. "This will include the request to refrain from displaying the Confederate flag at our facilities and NASCAR events."

And this:

Daytona is planning to hold a voluntary exchange program this weekend in which fans can swap any flag of their choice for an American flag.
"We want to be inclusive to everyone, and the last thing you want is for anyone to come to a sporting event and really not enjoy that experience because of symbols that really represent things we're not proud of," track President Joie Chitwood said. "Going forward, we'll really have to look at where that other flag goes, because it doesn't have a place in our sport and we've got to take a thoughtful process on how we get to that place."

Why would a Southerner participate in an event where people like Joie Chitwood look down upon them?  Maybe NASCAR should relocate all their events in non-Southern states.


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