Nascar driver Bubba Wallace, a black driver, is calling for the end of confederate flags in NASCAR.
Wallace will race in a car that has #BlacklivesMatter on it and on the back has the phrase “compassion, love, understanding.”
— Alan Cavanna (@AlanCavanna) June 9, 2020
Per Breitbart, in an interview with CNN, Wallace, who recently wore a “I Can’t Breathe Black Lives Matter” shirt to the track, says the Confederate flag makes some feel “uncomfortable.”
“My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags,” Wallace said. “No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race. So it starts with Confederate flags. Get them out of here. They have no place for them.”
While he clearly feels passionate about the subject, Wallace is under no illusions about how unpopular his request will be with some.
“There’s going to be a lot of angry people that carry those flags proudly but it’s time for change,” he said. “We have to change that, and I encourage NASCAR — we will have those conversations to remove those flags.”