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Lewis Hamilton condemns response from ‘white-dominated sport’

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Lewis Hamilton has spoken out about the killing of George Floyd and offered a damning condemnation of the silence from others in Formula One, including his fellow drivers.

“I see those of you who are staying silent, some of you the biggest of stars yet you stay silent in the midst of injustice,” he wrote on Instagram. “Not a sign from anybody in my industry which of course is a white-dominated sport.

“I’m one of the only people of colour there yet I stand alone. I would have thought by now you would see why this happens and say something about it but you can’t stand alongside us. Just know I know who you are, and I see you.”

Hamilton is the only black driver in Formula One and has been outspoken on the sport’s need for greater diversity in the past. “There’s barely any diversity in F1,” Hamilton said in 2018. “Still nothing’s changed in 11 years I’ve been here.”

The defending world champion also gave his thoughts on the continuing protests in the US. “I do not stand with those looting and burning buildings but those who are protesting peacefully,” Hamilton wrote.

“There can be no peace until our so called leaders make change. This is not just America, this is the UK, this is Spain, this is Italy and all over.”

“The way minorities are treated has to change, [and] how you educate those in your country of equality, racism, classism and that we are all the same. We are not born with racism and hate in our hearts, it is taught by those we look up to.”

source: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/may/31/lewis-hamilton-condemns-silence-from-f1-paddock-over-george-floyd-killing

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ZiggyZiggs

This is why we need diversity everywhere 

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Judas Society

The sports industry is probably one of the most misogynist, not to mention homophobic industry among all. I'm not surprised.

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Fanta
17 minutes ago, Judas Society said:

The sports industry is probably one of the most misogynist, not to mention homophobic industry among all. I'm not surprised.

Almost every industry suffers from the same issues in different magnitudes, this current revolution is just bringing everything to the top starting with the disgusting acts of racism and racial injustice. It’s about time the world hit a reset button, I’m glad it’s all being addressed. 

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Judas Society
4 minutes ago, Fanta said:

Almost every industry suffers from the same issues in different magnitudes, this current revolution is just bringing everything to the top starting with the disgusting acts of racism and racial injustice. It’s about time the world hit a reset button, I’m glad it’s all being addressed. 

True, but the sports industry hasn't seen much changes compared to say the arts/entertainment industry.

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KORG

Get naked in protest please.

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1 hour ago, ZiggyZiggs said:

This is why we need diversity everywhere 

He shamed his nephew for wearing a costume dress, filmed it, and posted it on social media. 

He doesn't care about diversity. Only about himself.

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ZiggyZiggs
42 minutes ago, thierryrreiht said:

He shamed his nephew for wearing a costume dress, filmed it, and posted it on social media. 

He doesn't care about diversity. Only about himself.

Oh I know and I don’t care about Lewis lmfao

i said we need diversity in general 

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