NASCAR was once considered a conservative bastion among left-leaning professional sports. Perhaps no more.
The governing body of professional stock car racing created a scholarship program that excluded white people.
According to NASCAR’s promotional site, material for its “diversity internship program” begins with a bullet point spelling out the eligibility requirements.
“Be a member of one or more of the following races/ethnic minority classifications: Black or African American, American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Latino or Hispanic, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander,” the material states.
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NASCAR bills the initiative as “a paid internship that seeks diverse undergraduate and graduate college students to contribute to the fast-paced NASCAR industry. [It] provides practical, unique, hands-on experience in a variety of fields vital to the sport & business operations.”
The rest of the requirements include things like carrying at least a 3.0 GPA while enrolled as a sophomore or higher, being a U.S. citizen, and being willing to relocate to Florida or North Carolina.
David Bernstein, a professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia School of Law, told The Daily Wire that NASCAR’s program is “blatantly illegal.”
But it’s not the sport’s only attempt to exclude whites, especially white men.
The Daily Wire reported that NASCAR has programs to develop new drivers and pit crew members that are specifically targeted at women and minorities.
Meanwhile, Rebel News, which also reported on NASCAR’s program, noted that in June 2022, the racing league gave a shout out to the LGBTQ community to have a “Happy Pride Month.”
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In June 2020, NASCAR also went full bore for the false claim by driver Bubba Wallace, who is black and a Black Lives Matter supporter, that a rope in his garage at an Alabama speedway was actually a noose.
NASCAR’s own investigation revealed that the alleged noose was actually “just a pull-down rope that had been in the garage since October 2019.”
But there have been other incidents of NASCAR’s blooming leftism.
As The Daily Wire noted, last year the league apologized for an appearance by Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott at one of its races, and just this month, NASCAR fired a white driver, Noah Gragson, for simply “liking,” without comment, an Instagram meme that mocked the death of George Floyd.
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