NASCAR Sued For Anti-Black Racial Discrimination August 9, 2006Posted by C.A.R.D in African-American, anti-black, Black, breach of contract, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, David Scott, Discrimination, harassed, Job, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, Manhattan federal court, motorcoach, NASCAR, nigger, North Carolina, Racial, racing, Racism, Racist, Scott, Sued, White, Winston Cup.
A former African-American crewman who once worked on NASCAR ‘s Winston Cup circuit sued the governing body of the U.S. stock car series on Tuesday for race discrimination and breach of contract. David Scott, who worked as a motorcoach driver to one of the racing teams, claimed NASCAR executives deceived him and did not fulfill promises of a job following a well-publicized 1999 racial incident involving white motorcoach drivers, according to the complaint filed in Manhattan federal court that seeks unspecified damages.
Scott was harassed by at least two white motorcoach drivers from different racing teams, including being called “nigger” and an incident where he was confronted by the pair with one wearing a white pillow case over his head imitating a Ku Klux Klansman, according to the complaint.
When the incident was reported in the media, the complaint said, top NASCAR executives flew Scott back home to North Carolina promising him a future job, but while negotiations continued over the next five years, a job never materialized.
Scott seeks back pay and compensatory damages for loss of employment benefits and mental suffering.
NASCAR was not immediately available for comment.
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