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NASCAR accused of discrimination in complaint

NASCAR President Steve Phelps says the sanctioning body will continue its diversity efforts that have been in place for about two decades despite a complaint to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by the conservative group America First Legal.

The group, led by Stephen Miller, has asked the EEOC to investigate NASCAR and Rev Racing for “illegal discrimination against White, male Americans.” During the past year AFL has accused more than a dozen companies of having discriminatory diversity, equity, and inclusion programs. Among the companies targeted by AFL are Major League Baseball, McDonald’s, Starbucks and Morgan Stanley.

AFL claims NASCAR and Rev Racing’s programs that include its “diversity driver development program, diversity pit crew development program” and the “NASCAR diversity internship program” violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race and sex.