The Rush: NASCAR takes down the Confederate flag

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Two days after driver Bubba Wallace called for the Confederate flag to be removed from races, NASCAR banned the Confederate flag from all events and properties. Wallace finished the 500 laps in Martinsville in 11th place, in his #43 Black Lives Matter car. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, and Gregg Popovich were three of 1,400 athletes, coaches, and executives from the NFL, NBA, and MLB that signed a letter which The Players Coalition submitted to Congress, urging them to pass an act that would make it easier to hold police officers and government officials accountable for their actions. Meanwhile Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe participated in the “Share the Mic Now” campaign on Instagram to “center black voices” in discussions about race, equality and justice. The NBA and NBPA are reportedly finalizing terms on a return-to-play plan, but several players have several concerns with the plan to play in the Orlando bubble.

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