Bubba Wallace wants NASCAR to rid race tracks of the Confederate flag

Bubba Wallace wants NASCAR to rid race tracks of the Confederate flag

Wallace, the first full-time African American driver in the Cup Series since 1971, wore the shirt in solidarity with Demonstrators around the world who were calling for justice in the death of George Floyd, An unarmed black man who died at the hands of the Minneapolis police. As protests continue, Virginia officials began taking measures to remove the Confederate monuments In some states and Military bases remove the Confederate tools.

Wallace told CNN Don Lemon on Monday that the next steps now are “to get rid of all Confederate flags.”

Wallace said: “No one should feel uncomfortable when he comes to the NASCAR race. He starts with the Confederate flags.” “Get them out of here. They have no place for them.”

Wallace initially said that the Confederate flag did not bother him, but after he taught himself he saw how uncomfortable people felt.

“There will be many angry people carrying these flags proudly, but it is time to change,” he said. “We have to change that, and I encourage NASCAR to have these conversations to remove those flags.”

If the fans don’t agree, Wallace said they can “get back on the road you came from”.

“We should not have a debate about that,” he said. “It is a thick line that we cannot cross.”

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