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NASCAR bans Confederate flag at all future events

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago Wednesday, June 10 2020 Jun 10, 2020 June 10, 2020 4:06 PM June 10, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: David Kent/ Fort Worth Star-telegram

NASCAR announced Wednesday it is prohibiting the display of the Confederate flag at all of its events going forward.

In its statement, the organization says the flag "runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment." NASCAR says the ban will be effective at all of its officials events and on its properties.

The announcement comes amid weeks of protests aimed at police brutality and renewed discussions concerning racism. Last week, the NFL also made an announcement saying that it failed to listen to the black community in the past. 

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