America First Legal, led by former Donald Trump advisor, files a federal civil rights complaint against NASCAR for discrimination against white males
NASCAR and Rev Racing’s diversity initiatives are accused of being illegal by AFL.
Donald Trump (Via Web.ce) and Stephen Miller (Via NBC)
America First Legal Foundation, a non-profit foundation led by Stephen Miller, former senior advisor of Donald Trump, has filed a federal complaint against NASCAR. The complaint alleges that the premier stock car racing organizations’ diversity initiatives breach Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It’s a rule against discrimination based on race and sex.
The conservative organization is known for the multiple complaints they have filed over discrimination in the workplace. AFL has filed complaints against Morgan Stanley, Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, and Starbucks previously for their diversity-based hiring practices over the last year.
The team has asked the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to investigate the stock car racing sanctioning organization and ARCA and Truck team Rev Racing. They are accused of “illegal discrimination against White, male Americans.” Rev Racing is set up to give career opportunities to individuals from marginalized backgrounds in NASCAR.
In September, Rev Racing changed the wording of its inclusivity Program to “diverse backgrounds and experiences.” Still, AFL claims that this change is just an ill-fated rebranding with no real practical applications. NASCAR and Rev Racing are yet to respond to the complaints against their diversity initiative.
Rev Racing has produced some of the big names in the current NASCAR grid
Rev Racing is a significant part of NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity program. Its primary objective is to promote female and minority racers in NASCAR. The team was founded in 2008 by Max Siegel and started racing in the ARCA series. They won their first championship with Nick Sanchez last year, and in 2023 started a Truck Series operation as well.
The initiative gave NASCAR two of the biggest names in the current grid. 23XI Racing’s Bubba Wallace, a two-time Cup race winner and the only black driver in the Cup Series, and Hendrick Motorsports’ 2021 Cup title-winning driver Kyle Larson are two of the most famous drivers in the current grid.
Trackhouse Racing’s Mexican driver, Daniel Suarez, young driver Ryan Vergez, who recently made his Euro NASCAR debut and female NASCAR driver and content creator Natalie Decker are some of the other big names.