It's easy to bring "diversity" to a place like Dennys. It's difficult to equate an illiterate hash slinger or order taker to the skill necessary to be a driver or crew member in NASCAR.
Bringing in black drivers or crew members for the sole purpose of adding color to the track will certainly succeed. Unfortunately, that color will be blood when the lack of experience and skill gets people killed.
If NASCAR is committed to bringing more non-whites into their organization it starts at the fan level and I don't see many black NASCAR fans. When I drive through traditionally black neighborhoods here in Mississippi I don't see a lot of black kids out tinkering with their car engines like I do the white kids. I don't see what NASCAR can do to change that attitude, that has to happen on the personal level. NASCAR and racing "employees" start out as car and racing enthusiasts and I don't see that interest in the young black kids. I guess NASCAR needs to be forced to start a "Thumping Bass" or "Loud Obnoxious Stereo" or "Expensive Shiney Tire Rims" division to further appease Reverend Shakedown.
posted on 06/25/2003 4:00:00 AM PDT
To: NerdDad; rintense; KneelBeforeZod; doosee; bullseye1911; ovrtaxt; upchuck; tdadams; Lazamataz
A simple question: Why is it incumbent on anyone to "reach out" to anyone else in a free society?
posted on 06/25/2003 4:36:02 AM PDT
Exactly. Stock racing isn't a part of black culture, but still whites must make concessions and give blacks 14% of the sport. Of course, blacks need not make any similar concessions to whites in any of their organizations, and are fully validated when they whine about whites "stealing" their music, their ideas, or their inventions.
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