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NAACP Threatens NASCAR over Confederate Flag

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It falls into the realm of a black comedy when an openly racist organization like the NAACP can accuse anyone, preferably with deep pockets, of being racist. The latest in a long line of criminal activity in the form of extortion and blackmail has the NAACP threatening to begin contacting NASCAR’s sponsors, and to stage protests during races if they don’t ban the Confederate flag.

The NAACP said they 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.

The group also threatened a boycott of the Greater Homestead/Florida City Chamber of Commerce if their demands are not met.  Many members of the chamber are businesses that are already suffering because of Obama’s recession.

“The threat of a boycott is one that is frequently employed by the NAACP when it is displeased about something, which is most of the time,” said Roger McCredie, executive director of the Southern Legal Resource Center.

“Silly as it is, such a threat often serves to intimidate local governmental bodies and from a practical standpoint there is nothing that can be done to stop them from attempting to enact such a boycott,’’ McCredie continued. “What they don’t want you to know, however, is that most people with any sense see such a tactic as exactly what it is – a self-serving political device with much more bark than bite.”

Brian France, NASCAR’s CEO has tried to shed the organization’s “good ole boy’’ image and reach out to minorities. He has gone on record in previous interviews stating that neither he nor NASCAR supports the Confederate flag.

Some Confederate flag supporters say that NASCAR’s stance against the flag has already alienated them, thereby decreasing the impact of a boycott.

“I don’t think the boycott is going to have much impact at all, because people who go to races aren’t interested in the positions of any political group,” said Chuck McMichael of Blanchard, La., who is commander-in-chief of the national Sons of Confederate Veterans.

“NASCAR is no friend of the Confederacy anyway, but by them denying us in the first place is one of the reasons their attendance is down.”

After years of growth, NASCAR is suffering an economic downturn. That tends to happen when you try to please your detractors instead of your customers.

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Written by Lord Crimson

May 27, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Posted in NASCAR, News, Politics, Sports

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  1. ALL NASCAR FANS!!!! There is only one sensible way to fight back and that is to bring a Confederate flag to all the remaining race events! That would be so awesome to see 40,000 plus of these flags covering the stands just to piss off both the NAACP and NASCAR. What can NASCAR do, turn away 40,000 paying fans? NO WAY MAN! Who cares what the NAACP does.

    Frank in Florida

    May 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm

  2. The confederate flag is a part of history that for good or bad should not be forgotten. To them it’s only something that the skinheads and hate mongers wave. I never once heard them complain over the Black panthers intimidating voters at the polls during this last election.

    rightnow

    May 27, 2009 at 4:15 pm

  3. I’m still waiting for the naacp to apologize to the Duke lacrosse players after helping ignite that situation with false accusations. When it came out she was nothing but a lying c**t they just faded into the woodwork like some kind of bystander.

    The naacp are a group of pathetic losers that have to keep it stirred up so they will have a job.

    SpaceDog

    May 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    • Yeah, like the media the representatives of the NAACP came into Durham, stirred it up then vanished when the story didn’t fulfill their required point of view. Didn’t matter about the lives ruined in the process. No apology, nothing… just making a living off the misery of others.

      Lord Crimson

      May 29, 2009 at 8:18 pm

  4. Hi LC,

    I’m thinking that the NAACP is going to regret picking this fight. Really, they would have been much better off poking a hornets nest with a short stick.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    May 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    • The biggest loser here is NASCAR. With money becoming tight the fans may decide to stay home especially if they feel unappreciated.

      The NAACP is just a parasite and never in any real danger since they can just move on to the next target.

      Lord Crimson

      May 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

      • NASCAR is on its way out. It has alienated its core fan base-White people-to try to please a racist, non-white minority that whines and blames everything on White racism. If one of these negroes stubs their toe in the morning on a piece of furniture, it’s the White man’s fault. I guess it really is our fault-we should never have brought them over here to start with. The NAACP are parasites and until their whining and moaning are ignored, it will get worse. The economy has also played a part in NASCAR’s ultimate demise. All these NASCAR tracks have built stands to seat 100,000 fans, and now no one has money now to attend these races. Some tracks like Darlington that have 65,000 seats or less will be impacted less, but overall, NASCAR has gotten way too big for its britches. Giving in to the NAACP will accelerate their destruction.

        Walter Ring

        September 3, 2010 at 10:31 am

  5. The flag should be banned. It’s a loser flag, they lost the civil war so get over it. Secondly, it’s not the flag of the United States of America. Remember your pledge of allegiance.

    brad

    May 28, 2009 at 7:47 am

    • Ironically, it’s the people of the South that have the most allegiance for the US than the winners from the North. Today, the Yankees seem to spend most of their time looking for ways to destroy the nation.

      So, I guess it depends on one’s point of view as to who gets the label of loser.

      Lord Crimson

      May 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    • I love this “The Confederate Flag is a losers’ flag” comment. It is the most common, typical comment of any IGNORANT, INTOLERANT ANTI-WHITE POS that does not realize that the UNITED STATES FLAG is also a losers’ flag. According to the “Confederate Flag is a losers’ flag” mindset, if you lose a war, you are a loser, no matter what the reason (outnumbered, outsupplied, etc.). Well, the UNITED STATES LOST TO NORTH VIETNAM, so all you “The Confederate Flag is a losers’ flag” idiots-if you don’t want to fly a losers flag, fly a Vietnam flag. Be a winner. Be a communist. This is where the USSA is headed anyway.

      Walter Ring

      September 3, 2010 at 10:22 am

  6. Getting rid of the Confederate flag in NASCAR is a meaningless gesture. It won’t bring in new fans from the NAACP or anything like that, and any current black racing fans obviously haven’t had a problem with it.

    raceduffer

    May 28, 2009 at 10:03 am

  7. I’m willing to make a compromise with the naacp. If they won’t impose the MLK “I have a dream speech” onto the rest of us ever again, I won’t fly the Confederate flag at NASCAR races. If they will cancel the racist event known as Black History Month I will never fly the confederate flag in public ever again. Fair is fair.

    fedup

    May 29, 2009 at 9:33 am

  8. Hi brad,

    On one hand, it’s so typical of a liberal to want to ban something they don’t like. How PC of you. On the other hand, it’s not a loser flag. The South won the initial fighting, and only lost the war because the North was more industrialized, more populated, and developed better weapons. Still, as long as we had sufficient supplies we were victorious in battle. You should note that the flag in question was the battle flag, not the national flag of the Confederate States of America, and as such is quite appropriate for sports decoration. On the gripping hand, my pledge of allegiance was canceled when the Government tore up the contract we agreed to, that being the Constitution. Until that is restored, I owe them nothing that they can’t take by force.

    the Grit

    the Grit

    May 30, 2009 at 1:37 pm


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