rrsonist Posted May 29, 2009 Share Posted May 29, 2009 I recently took my wife to an SCCA event here in Detroit. The event was at Belle Isle, a park here in Detroit that is frequented by the main populace here in the city--We are black by the way. I go there all the time when the clubs from the suburb come to the d to race on the isle. I attend races all the time on the isle and in the burbs--I like to race. My shop is down the street from the isle and I am a board member of the local business association. I say all this to give a little backround. The young a$$h@le at the gate tried to deny me acces to the race. He asked several times if I knew anyone there racing at the time, several times. Repeatedly, with the same answer all the time-"yes and I race here all the time too". Then told me that there was no parking-on a public parking lot !! Then he tried to keep me from signing the insurance waiver so that I could get in and get the required wrist bands. Now i know that most people in the race world are not used to sharing it with us black people, and that this may have been just one bad incident in a whole lot of decent experiences- but I was and still am wanting to believe in the gentelman racer myth. Can I get some of your thoughts on the subject?? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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