NASCAR’s surprising decision to ban the display of the Confederate battle flag shows just how quickly public perception of white supremacy and racial inequality have changed in the wake of George Floyd’s murder and the ensuing explosion of Black Lives Matter protests and demonstrations. Clearly, change is afoot. It will be interesting to see how NASCAR negotiates this corner, as I imagine that some die-hard members of its good-ol’-boy fan base will not take kindly to having to leave the stars’n’bars at home.