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NASCAR Bans General Lee

NASCAR banned the General Lee from Phoenix International Raceway because the car’s rooftop Confederate flag.

“(The) Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive,” NASCAR spokesman David Higdon said in a statement.

Left Lane Article
http://www.leftlanenews.com/nascar-bans-general-lee-from-phoenix-race.html

FOX News Article
http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top-stories/nascar-bans-general-lee-over-confederate-flag-concerns.html


Added: Mar-6-2012 Occurred On: Mar-6-2012
By: joe prole
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Tags: Confederate flag, NASCAR, General lee car
Location: Phoenix, Arizona, United States (load item map)
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  • Comment of user 'Moore Slayer' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Moore Slayer

      It's perfectly fine to scream Allah Ackbar and Death To America through a megaphone on the streets of New York but god forbid you have a musclecar that shows a flag that was part of your history.

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  • But it's fine to have cars with all sorts of alcohol brands racing around.

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  • : "(The) Confederate flag is not something that should play an official role in our sport as we continue to reach out to new fans and make NASCAR more inclusive"


    Translation: they don't want to piss off black people.

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  • Come on ..............Eeenough with the PC already!! FFS!

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  • PC wins again. As I recall, the Dukes were just some "good ol' boys, never meaning no harm."

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  • The General Lee Is an icon. Typical political correctness out of control. Soon the liberals will want to ban the American flag because it offends some people.

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  • LOL. perfect example of being too politically correct. They are digging their own graves with the "affirmitive action" trying to get minorities involved in a sport they could give 2 shits about while alienating their own fanbase. Its a shame.

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  • It’s not racist for me, Most I know view the Confederate flag as a sign of Southern pride, and have come to the realization that the flag’s real meaning has been hijacked!

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    • Comment of user 'Amusing' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @Amusing If the south really wanted to be racist wouldn't their flag depict someone hanging from a tree with a bunch klansmen standing around with a burning cross in the background? I am not trying to be funny or racist but true racism isn't depicted by the flags we fly but how one thinks about the issue and deals with it.

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    • Comment of user 'Amusing' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @killingforgod Agreed. Here in the south you will see it flown by black men as well. Most of the people who take issue are white liberals in other areas who are running low on things to be outraged about.

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  • In other words , let's not offend the black folk.

    Fuck NASCAR for not allowing the General Lee "A ICON" from Phoenix's International Raceway because of the car’s Confederate flag.

    Let's throw all the people who fought on the wrong side under the bus.

    FUCK NASCAR and any Yankee who is offended by the Confederate Flag.

    Hey NASCAR let’s see what repercussion is felt because of your stupid politically correct move.

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    • @cajunmojo repercussion? nobody gives a rats ass. With all the stuff to do and see at a race, nobody will even know its gone.

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    • @jfm8561 = "nobody gives a rats ass" , humm . NOBODY is a pretty broad statement. I would venture a guess and say somebody is going to give a rats ass.

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    • Comment of user 'Tanngrisnir3' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @cajunmojo If it wasn't for this article and you went to PIR to watch a race do you really think you are going to miss it? I can already tell you have never been to a cup race.

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    • @jfm8561 = I am sure you mean well, but your generalization is killing me .

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  • Ah well, I'm not a flag type of guy, but the General Lee (familiar name, by the way ..) is televison history. I also think german planes from second world war should be equipped with a swatika for the same reason.

    History should not be f#cked with. It has been and should be showed in all its gore or glory. _Truly_ fair and unbalanced, is my opinion. Instead it's being raped, continuously, on the news channels all over the world (the free west or china don't make no difference), and the sad part More..

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  • How's that FUBU race team doing?

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  • Don't want to offend any of the 4 black Nascar fans.

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  • Now everyone will have the Confederate flag in protest.

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  • I am sure that if you just pay the Reverend Jessie Jackson a couple of hundred thousand he will say it is okay again.
    More history being re-written.

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  • damn shame!! how many Negros drive in NASCAR? how many do you see paying money be a spectator in the stands?

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    • @star53 You would be amazed. There is even a team owner of the darker persuasion.

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    • @jfm8561 I have actually been to quite a few races and i saw maybe 2 black people each weekend. one was working the concessions and the other was walking around outside the facility. so im pretty sure no one would be amazed.

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  • stupid

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  • Tell you what - why don't we replace the flag with a painting of Chris Newsome and Channon Christian together?

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  • Comment of user 'fresnopete' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
    • @fresnopete Yea. We in mississippi voted on changing our flag Over 75% voted to keep it.

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    • @fresnopete There are no races in Mississippi, and Georgia changed theirs in 2001, where you been for 10 years?

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  • Just some good ole boys never meaning no harm.

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