Wednesday, November 30“Racism never sleeps.”

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Video: Bigoted F1 fans cheer Lewis Hamilton crash
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Video: Bigoted F1 fans cheer Lewis Hamilton crash

F1 racing star Lewis Hamilton was once again the target of bigotry and hate when fans cheered after the driver crashed on the track during a qualifying event on Friday. The incident was caught on camera at the Austrian Grand Prix. Fans in the center grand stand stood and cheered after the crash, which could have seriously hurt the driver — or worse. Many of the unruly fans were also accused of sexist and homophobic behavior during the event which was held over the weekend. Last month Hamilton was the target of racist slurs from a former world champion who is now under a probe for his comments. F1 officials has since barred him from events. More about the crash and racist abuse against Hamilton can be found here. Opinion: F1 has some major work to do if it wants to conv...
News Briefs — International

F1 condemns racism after former champion uses racist slur toward Lewis Hamilton

Officials for Formula One issued a statement today condemning racism after a former world champion driver directed a racist slur at English driver Lewis Hamilton. The Brazilian former champion called Hamilton a racial slur as he criticized his performance. Hamilton made a response on Twitter today saying, “It’s more than language. These archaic mindsets need to change and have no place in our sport. I’ve been surrounded by these attitudes and targeted my whole life. There has been plenty of time to learn. Time has come for action.” Formula One released a statement saying, “Discriminatory or racist language is unacceptable in any form and has no part in society. Lewis is an incredible ambassador for our sport and deserves respect.” F1 stopped short of naming the former champion. This ...