As one of many athletes in recent weeks have expressed their support for the Black Lives Matter movement and sweeping social reform of the justice system in the UNITED states, he expressed his optimism about the sport’s recent change.
“I don’t think it is about time to say it. It is on it actually said, ” he Has added that, according to David Wilson of the Miami Herald. “It took this long to do and it is what it is. Me, personally, I’m not going to be angry with that because the climate dictated. The fact that they are sitting and get rid of it, and these progress to return to the script, that’s all you can ask. ”
He added that Wallace’s decision to speak at a crucial time may influence the other drivers also to take a position and make other changes in the sport.
“I’ll be honest and say that it gives some of these white drivers, which are predominant in the sport, a platform for them to be like, ‘You know what? I know it’s been wrong all this time. Let me say the right thing now, ” he said, per Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press. “Maybe before they were not comfortable to say it.”
Of course, the history surrounding the symbol racist invokes hundreds of years the value of anger and discomfort, something Kamara — a native of Norcross, Georgia and a former college athlete at Alabama and Tennessee, has added a new level of exposure.
Wallace forcing NASCAR to look beyond his famous chequered flag and the address of his checkered past was an important moment that represented the type of change that must occur in America. The flag’s removal opens the door for people like Kamara, who have an interest in the sport, but feel disposed for more information on this subject; I hope that it will mean a change in the social consciousness in more ways than one.
“I know that he has the weight of the world on his shoulders being the only african-American driver with what is happening and what the climate of the planet is now, and to take a position,” he said. “It is backed in a corner right now, and it takes a lot of courage to be in the place that it has in and say, You know what? I’ll fight for that right instead of just be quiet and I commend him on that. It takes a lot of bravery. It is necessary to be comfortable in your own skin to be able to do something like that. “