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In this June 10, 2020, file photo, driver Bubba Wallace waits for the start of a NASCAR Cup Series auto race in Martinsville, Va. Bubba Wallace now counts Spike Lee and Demi Lovato – his admitted celebrity crush – as those loudly in his corner since he’s become the leader of NASCAR’s push for change.

WATCH: NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace On Banning The Confederate Flag And A New Generation Of Fans

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — NASCAR’s decision to ban the Confederate flag represents a major shift for a sport at whose races they have been ubiquitous. Successfully pushing for the ban this week was Bubba Wallace, a driver in NASCAR’s top series. He joins PBS NewsHour’s Amna Nawaz to discuss how his sport is showing leadership,… Read More

A Confederate shirt at a county fair.

Ohio Lawmakers Reject Amendment That Would Have Banned Sale Or Display Of Confederate Flag At Fairs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lawmakers in a House committee rejected a proposed amendment that would have banned the sale and display of the Confederate flag at county fairs in Ohio. Democratic Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) wanted to add the amendment to a bill that allows county fairs to hold events during the COVID19 pandemic…. Read More

Confederate Flag Hanging Brings Powerful Message to Athens

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“It is time for us in this very belated moment to condemn this troubled flag to death,” John Simms, a Detroit multimedia artist who hosted the hanging of confederate flag at Ohio University Thursday said to several hundred people. The installation depicted a Confederate flag hanging from a 13-foot gallows. According to Sims, this symbolic… Read More