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NASCAR Noose ~IS~ Quintessential Alabama

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Alabamians, with their bigoted history of racism and hatred by and through the KKK, take the noose so much for granted that the terror symbol is used even as a garage door pull.

UPDATE, Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 1923 CDT:
Joint Statement from U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. Regarding the Noose Found in NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace’s Garage at Talladega Superspeedway
United States Attorney’s Office – Northern District of AL
Department of Justice

https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndal/pr/joint-statement-us-attorney-jay-e-town-and-fbi-special-agent-charge-johnnie-sharp-jr

“The FBI learned that garage number 4, where the noose was found, was assigned to Bubba Wallace last week. The investigation also revealed evidence, including authentic video confirmed by NASCAR, that the noose found in garage number 4 was in that garage as early as October 2019. Although the noose is now known to have been in garage number 4 in 2019, nobody could have known Mr. Wallace would be assigned to garage number 4 last week.”

A Confederate flag is flown from a small personal aircraft over Talladega Superspeedway racetrack in Alabama recently (formerly the “Alabama International Motor Speedway”) following news that the private firm would forbid display of the racist White Supremacist symbol anywhere on their property.

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr., wearing an “I CAN’T BREATHE” Black Lives Matter tee-shirt

Just in the case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few days, weeks, or even months due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19, there’s no need to fear. Simply head on out to your local _(insert store type of choice here)_ store for a lovely coronafest.

Best part?

Masks not included… nor are they required!

However, pointy hooded white robes ARE required in Alabama.

It seems that NASCAR driver Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. – driver of the legendary No. 43, which was Richard Petty’s car for 1125 of 2000 starts from 1959-1992 – found a noose hanging in the car’s garage stall at Talladega Superspeedway yesterday (Sunday, June 21, 2020).

An American Civil War era miniature Stars and Bars Confederate battle flag is seen next to a Black Lawn Jockey statue during the 1998 NASCAR Winston Cup Series Die Hard 500 on 26 April 1998 at the Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega, Alabama, United States. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Allsport/Getty Images)

Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr. – a Black man, and genuine rarity in motorsports, especially “stock car racing” – debuted in the NASCAR Cup Series in 2017 at Pocono, substituting for the injured Aric Almirola, an American of Cuban descent, and made a total of four starts.

The next year, Richard Petty Motorsports – owner of the legendary Number 43 racecar – named “Bubba” Wallace as the car’s full-time driver in the NASCAR Cup Series.

The Talladega 500, affectionately known as ‘dega to many, is the motorsport’s series fastest track, which until the mandatory installation of restrictor plates, supported speeds of well over 200mph on the “tri-oval” racecourse.

Naturally, everyone’s in a tizzy over the noose, and the Trump administration’s  “disgraceful” FBI henchmen (or punching bag, take your pick), are allegedly “investigating,” whatever ~that~ is supposed to mean.

But poor Bubba.

He was born to Black woman.

His daddy is White.

And, the 26-year-old was born in Mobile, Alabama, but grew up in Concord, North Carolina.

So he knows ALL about it.

And so should his parents.

And as far as Alabama is concerned, Black Lives DON’T Matter… regardless of what is plastered on the side of a race car, and regardless of who drives it.

As evidence of Alabama’s long-term and ongoing support of racism – even to this day – consider the following:

This plaque is located on the landing steps of the Alabama State Capitol building in Montgomery, AL; the inscription reads: Placed by SOPHIE BIBB CHAPTER Daughters of the Confederacy on the spot where JEFFERSON DAVIS stood when inaugurated president of C.S.A., Feb. 18, 1861

• Montgomery was the first Capitol of the Confederacy in 1861. There’s even a star commemorating the spot where Confederate President Jefferson Davis stood to take the treasonous oath of office renouncing the United States of America.

• The Edmund Pettus Bridge, named after a Confederate brigadier general, U.S. senator, and grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan, spanning the Alabama River in Selma, 1940

• Rosa Parks, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, December 1955 – December 1956

Freedom Riders attacked and bus burned by KKK in Anniston & Birmingham, May-December 1961

• Infamous racist 4-term Governor George C. Wallace’s Stand in the Schoolhouse Door, Tuscaloosa, June 1963

16th Street Baptist Church bombing by KKK, Birmingham, September 1963

Birmingham riot following KKK bombings of Rev. A.D. King’s parsonage, and the A.G. Gaston motel, May 1963

• Birmingham Commissioner of Public Safety, notorious racist Theophilus Eugene “Bull” Connor, who ordered peaceful protesters fire-hosed and dog-attacked, May 1963

Bloody Tuesday, protesting segregated drinking fountains and restrooms in the county courthouse, Tuscaloosa, June 1964

• “Bloody Sunday” Selma-to-Montgomery marches, March 1965

Knight v Alabama, state-sponsored racially discriminatory public education funding 1981 – 2007

• Despite the Loving v Virginia SCOTUS decision that anti-miscegenation laws were federally un-Constitutional, Alabama continued enforcing theirs based upon the 1883 Pace v Alabama case until it was removed from the State Constitution by voters, November 2000

• The State of Alabama’s White Republican super majority legislature passed a White Republican-sponsored law banning the removal of White racist Confederate statuary – the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act – after the City of Birmingham began removing the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument in the city’s Linn Park. The bill became law and was signed by White Republican Governor Kay Ivey, May 2017

• The all-White Republican Alabama Supreme Court upheld the AMP Act, after a legal challenge by the City of Birmingham, February 2019

• The White Republican State Attorney General Steve Marshall is suing the City of Birmingham for violating the Alabama Memorial Preservation Act because Black Democratic Mayor Randall Woodfin removed the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors, but wrote a letter to  White Republican Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson asking why he removed a Confederate statue, rather than file a suit against him, June 2020

Alabama’s ruling class

– White Republicans –

(they have NO Black Republicans)

make

NO EFFORT

to say they’re not racist,

but by their ACTIONS say,

“nigger, nigger.”

They

DO NOT

attempt to say,

“we’re not racist!”

But their actions SCREAM,

“White Confederate Lives Matter!”

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