Nascar Drivers Voice Support for George Floyd Protests and Black Lives Matter


Nascar drivers have joined the growing list of athletes and sports leagues throwing their support behind the nationwide protests against police brutality.

Bubba Wallace wore a black T-shirt that said “Black Lives Matter” and “I can’t breathe” during Sunday’s Nascar Cup Series Folds of Honor Quiktrip 500.

Wallace also tweeted a Nascar-sponsored video of him and fellow drivers discussing how they will advocate for change to fight racism and inspire change.

“We will listen and learn! #BlackLivesMatters”, Wallace tweeted.

There’s a much-cited passage in Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises:

“How did you go bankrupt?” Bill asked.

“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”

That gradually-then-suddenly pattern is true for so many things. Cracks form slowly, then, the dam bursts. We’re at the suddenly part for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.

Tuesday, 9 June 2020