NAACP Wants NASCAR to Wave Goodbye to Confederate Flag

Officials want Rebel flag banned from Homestead events

Thursday, May 21, 2009  |  Updated 2:25 PM EDT
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NAACP Wants NASCAR to Wave Goodbye to Confederate Flag

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Bye bye, bad flag!

The good ol' boys at NASCAR who still wave the Rebel flag are soon going to have to deal with the NAACP, which is fighting to end the display of the Confederate symbol from racing events in South Florida.

NAACP officials said they're reaching out to racing officials to get the ensign banned from the Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway, where many NASCAR events take place.

“We intend to notify NASCAR about the troubling racial discord we have here in Homestead, and we would like their support,” said Rosemary Fuller, a longtime member of the Miami-Dade NAACP.

NAACP officials said they'll consider a boycott and protest march if their demands aren't met.

Check out the South Florida Times for the rest of the story.

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