Why is NASCAR refusing to comment why it gives money (6 figures ) to Je$$e?
posted on 04/17/2003 5:50:52 PM PDT
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Peter Flaherty from National Legal and Policy Center is questioning why NASCAR wants to have it both ways.
ie. How can they support our troops and support JeSSe and his "troops" who protested the Iraq war?
posted on 04/17/2003 5:52:36 PM PDT
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posted on 04/17/2003 5:54:43 PM PDT
I am so sick and freakin tired of any corporation or organization bowing at the feet of this sick racist cretin.
Since NASCAR sees fit to support this Black Trash, they're just gonna have to do without my financial support. I will not spend one more red cent on a ticket nor NASCAR merchandise.
And that fat a$$ NA$CAR idiot can kiss this fan goodbye.
Jesse Jackson should have no moral authority over anyone and yet NASCAR thumbs it's nose at the people that brung em to the dance and sends the very dollars you and I spend to this anti-american socialist race baiting anti-christian value JERK!!!
There, I feel better now......but I still hate him and I hate what NASCAR is becoming.
P.S. Get ready for the "rap" version of the National Anthem.
$100,000 is what someone on the NASCAR message board claims.
posted on 04/17/2003 6:47:00 PM PDT
APPEALING TO NASCAR
What does the Rev. Jesse Jackson and his outspoken stance against the Iraq war have to do with NASCAR?
On the heels of Dale Earnhardt Jr. steering his way to a fourth straight victory at Talladega on Sunday, NASCAR Chief Executive Officer William C. France is being asked that NASCAR "cease and desist from further support for Jesse Jackson and/or his nonprofit organizations" as U.S. troops are engaged in combat in Iraq.
"You have stated that NASCAR fans are 'the kind of people who go to war and win wars' for America," Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center in Washington, writes to France, reminding him that branches of the armed services and National Guard maintain important NASCAR sponsorships.
"NASCAR's support for our troops is undercut by your support for Jackson, which includes substantial monetary contributions at a time when Jackson is leading anti-war protests, even in foreign countries.
"Disturbingly, Jackson has employed extreme and provocative anti-American rhetoric."
Flaherty says NASCAR, among other contributions to the Jackson empire, was a "Platinum" sponsor last year of the Rainbow/PUSH and Citizenship Education Fund Annual Conference, forking more than $100,000 in car-racing money for the distinction.
posted on 04/17/2003 6:56:28 PM PDT
For Immediate Release May 24, 1999
NASCAR'S FRANCE, CART'S CRAIG TO PARTICIPATE
IN RAINBOW SPORTS CONFERENCE
Two of auto racing's top executives - Brian France of NASCAR and Andrew Craig of CART - have agreed to participate in a national sports conference June 30-July 1, 1999 in Washington, DC that will include a focus on minority inclusion in motorsports.
France is vice president for marketing for NASCAR, motorsports' largest sanctioning body, while Craig is president of CART, another large sanctioning body. Motorsports have come under considerably scrutiny lately because of accusations that minorities are excluded from participation.
"We want to change both the perception and reality of motorsports," said Reverend Jesse L. Jackson about the July 1 session that will also include Willy T. Ribbs, the only black to ever race in the Indianapolis 500; Dierdra Girardeau, head of the motorsports division at Walt Disney World; and Chris Lencheski, head of Chesapeake Motor Sports Development Corp.
"This is intended to open dialogue for inclusion and is not intended to be confrontational or adversarial," Jackson added. "We want constructive engagement, not destructive rhetoric. Minority inclusion is good for business. Jackie Robinson made baseball better, not worse, because he expanded the fan base, expanded the popularity of baseball, created new markets and inspired new talent that continue to regenerate baseball. The same thing can and should happen in motorsports."
There will also be the announcement of a major initiative for minority inclusion in motorsports, said Charles S. Farrell, director of Rainbow Sports, a division of the Rainbow/PUSH Wall Street Project that is putting on the conference. "The initiative, which will have the support and backing of the auto industry as well as major sponsors of motorsports, will change minority participation," Farrell said. "Part of the initiative will be a program aimed at educating the minority community about the myriad of opportunities within motorsports. We want to challenge our youth to become not only drivers, but mechanics, car designers, racetrack owners and operators, you name it. "This is a rapidly expanding part of the sports industry and the doors of inclusion must be opened."
The motorsports session is part of a national sports conference, ìSports in the New Millennium.î The conference, which coincides with the NBA draft, will include reports on the status of minorities in professional sports as well as other workshops on Technology and Telecommunications, Women and Sports, Getting Ahead in the Sports Industry, The Role of the Media, and Sports Merchandising, Licensing and Manufacturing.
The conference will also include a national forum on NCAA academic standards in the wake of a federal court decision that struck down the associationís freshman eligibility standards as biased and discriminatory. A federal appeals court has granted the NCAAís request for a stay of the lower court ruling in order for the association to develop new academic standards for implementation as early as Sept. 1.
posted on 04/17/2003 7:03:32 PM PDT
HEY. NASCAR should race the BATMOBILE! That was one FAST BLACK CAR! Would that make him happy? I could be talkin out my A$$,but im in good company with 'ol Jester Jackson.
posted on 04/17/2003 7:14:11 PM PDT
(24 hours in a day ... 24 beers in a case ... coincidence?)
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