Tuesday, February 14, 2006

NASCAR: slow but sincere in diversity march

The Tennessean reports in this article that NASCAR's only full-time black driver is frustrated that the racing organization's efforts to include more minorities have been slow, but that he also believes the organization is sincere in its diversity push. This article on NASCAR.com describes various NASCAR initiatives to support minorities and draw them into the sport at all levels on and off the track, including the story of Brendan Johnson, an African-American NASCAR account executive whose in-road to racing was an internship at Nashville Superspeedway. According to the article, NASCAR has specifically supported the Hispanic community with scholarships for members of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities.

There are more stories about NASCAR's courting of the Hispanic community in the archives of the Hispanic Nashville Notebook:

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