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Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Diversity, Thy Name Is NASCAR...

A couple years ago, NASCAR stopped donating to Jesse Jackson's Rainbow/Push coalition after pressure was put on NASCAR by a group of conservative lawyers. See this article. It was widely suspected that the donations amounted to a bribe to keep Jackson and his minions from picketing the "Cracker"-ness of the sport and its fan base.

Now, for the first time in about twenty years, a black driver will attempt to qualify for a NASCAR Nextel-Cup Series race. Story here. I'm wondering if Jesse Jackson will require that he be allowed a larger engine or a ten lap spot like he does for college admissions programs?

For what it's worth, according to the NASCAR article, the only black to ever win a Championship Series race was Wendell Scott. And he did it at the height of this country's racial divide, in 1963.


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