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NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag from all events

NASCAR just became the latest organization to prohibit the display of the Confederate flag from all events and properties, effective immediately.

The auto racing organization released a statement on the matter Wednesday following nationwide protests against police brutality and racial injustice. The ban applies to fans, competitors, and anyone else involved in the industry.

Prior to the announcement, driver Bubba Wallace, the first full-time African-American driver in the top-flight Cup series since 1971, had called for NASCAR to get the Confederate flag "out of here," saying there is "no place" for it in the sport. Wallace will unveil a car painted to support the Black Lives Matter movement for a race on Wednesday night.