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Even NASCAR Wants the Confederate Flag Taken Down

An outrageously unlikely candidate joins the fight for the flag’s removal.

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In the past week, calls to take the Confederate flag down have come from a highly unexpected group of sources: Republican Governor Nikki Haley, Amazon, and everyone’s favorite superstore, Walmart. To make things even stranger, NASCAR—an organization not exactly known for its progressive politics—recently threw their name into the hat. They’re enjoining not only South Carolina, but also Darlington Raceway, home of the Sprint Cup series, to finally take down the all-too-symbolic flag.

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