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When NASCAR visited the White House not long ago, I found myself wondering if the sport of race care driving is browning at all. We know there is some history there (and, as NASCAR chooses Hall of Fame inductees, seemingly intentional ommision of same) but whenever I turn it on TV, I see alot of Confederate flags and good ole boys chewing tobacco. Richard Pryor immortalized Wendel Scott, but I haven't seen many black folks patronizing or involved in the sport lately.


My son has expressed some interest in going local racing events, but I don't want to be the only black faces in the crowd. Why haven't people of color embraced NASCAR?

Single Father, Author, Screenwriter, Award-Winning Journalist, NPR Moderator, Lecturer and College Professor. Habitual Line-Stepper

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