Saturday, November 20, 2021

What Will #NASCAR Do Now – Bubba Wallace Tweet

What Will #NASCAR Do Now – Bubba Wallace Tweet
Bubba Wins the “YellaWood 500” at Talladega Superspeedway

Most everyone alive is aware that the Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict came in as “Not Guilty.” There has been an enormous response to this episode of justice – some are relieved, while others outraged. This post will not address the right and/or wrong of the jury’s decision.



The above was posted by NASCAR Driver Bubba Wallace. By his own words on his twitter account – Bubba is the only “driver from an African American background at the top level of our sport.. I am the 1. You're not gonna stop hearing about "the black driver" for years. Embrace it, accept it and enjoy the journey..”


Darrell “Bubba” Wallace drives the No. 23 Toyota Camry for the new Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin owned 23XI Racing team in the NASCAR Cup Series.


NASCAR Series regulations say participants can be fined, suspended or terminated for "public statement and/or communication that criticizes, ridicules, or otherwise disparages another person based upon that person’s race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, or handicapping condition."


Now in the past NASCAR has been quick to sanction a participants for controversial statements. Just last year, veteran NASCAR driver Mike Wallace was placed on indefinite suspension due to a violation of the league’s member conduct guidelines with a social media post.


It will be interesting to see if there is any response from the NASCAR upper management regarding Bubba's demonstration of freedom of speech.


You will not have to wait to hear from the NASCAR fans regarding this situation. Below is just a sampling:



Mark Mcvey (@mark_mcvey) replied “Nothing wrong with Bubba’s tweet and everyone has a right to their opinion.”


Debbie (@wickeddebbie1) replied “If nascar does nothing to bubba, then they’re as racist as he is and will lose even more fans, sponsors and credibility than it has. Playing the ‘race card’ goes both ways. For and against ALL colours. Suspend bubba NOW or be counted with him. Do the right thing.”


lyn doyle (@ldddoyle) replied “Punished for what? Last time I checked we have a right in the U.S. to free speech. From an old white woman who is tired of the hatred in this country. Drivers in NASCAR could be an agent for change instead of perpetuating hatred.”


Kim Clarke (@KimClar13163291) replied “ There is a no tolerance policy in Nascar. Doesn’t matter what skin color you are. Bubba needs to be punished for this comment! I realize we have freedom of speech, I’m sick of all this black n white bullshit! Segregation will never go away because we won’t let it!


Now we NASCAR Fans will just have to wait and see . . . . . .


***Kyle Rittenhouse stood trial for shooting three white men killing two. He traveled to Kenosha, Wis., and took up arms asserting he did so because he wished to help protect businesses and residents from protesters demanding justice after the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake. Kyle is white.



source: NASCAR Media

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