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NAACP Targets NASCAR Fans who Display Confederate Flag

-The Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP has set its sights on NASCAR, Homestead’s major national attraction, in its fight against the Confederate Flag.

The civil rights organization will first reach out to officials with the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, seeking to enlist their help in efforts to ban the controversial symbol from city-sponsored events.

If that does not work, however, NAACP officials say they will consider a boycott and protest march at the NASCAR events slated for Nov. 20-22 at the Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway.

NAACP officials on Wednesday said they are drafting a letter to NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France, who has publicly spoken out against the Confederate Flag in recent years.

If the civil rights organization does not get the racing league’s cooperation and support, officials there said they are prepared to b

Added: May-27-2009 
By: Songun
Tags: NASCAR, NAACP, Confederate Flag
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