NASCAR introduced the outcomes of an FBI investigation into allegations of a “noose” being hung within the storage of African-American driver, Bubba Wallace, over the weekend. With the game going via sensitivity coaching and banning Accomplice flags, plainly an present merchandise was not a hate crime in any respect.
Based on NASCAR, “The FBI has accomplished its investigation at Talladega Superspeedway and decided that Bubba Wallace was not the goal of a hate crime. The FBI report concludes, and photographic proof confirms, that the storage door pull rope common like a noose had been positioned there since as early as final fall. This was clearly properly earlier than the 43 crew’s arrival and storage project. We recognize the FBI’s fast and thorough investigation and are grateful to be taught that this was not an intentional, racist act towards Bubba. We stay steadfast in our dedication to offering a welcoming and inclusive setting for all who love racing.”
With a historical past of “Southern delight” and “good ‘ole boy” racing, NASCAR is making many strikes to take away the stigma and imagery of the enslaved and Jim Crow South from its company public notion. Sadly, this specific occasion left the big-time present with a little bit of egg on the face.