Is Driving for Everyone? How do we view race and inclusivity in sports?
Driving is for everyone. Whatever their ethnicity, colour, culture, or disability, they would
and should drive. Formula Racing is one of my favourite sports to watch. As there are
many racial misconceptions associated with sports. Viewing the Lewis Hamilton video
content, I believe there is no place for prejudice, racism, or bullying in sports. One thing
I'd want to point out is how other teams came together around Lewis Hamilton and
denounced such behaviour towards any F1 driver. Race and inclusivity in sports are
been seen as significantly evolving. People, regardless of their background, have equal
opportunity, progress, and status.
In June 2020, F1 launched the "We Race as One" initiative to encourage race and
increase diversity and inclusion. Lewis Hamilton has always been a public figure,
supporting events such as the Black Lives Matter peaceful protest in Hyde Park and
establishing his own Motorsport diversity commission with the goal of improving
diversity in the sports industry, stating, "The time for platitudes and token gestures is
over." Tokenism in sports ended in the 1970s, yet stereotypes can still be found in
today's culture. Lewis Hamilton became the first black F1 driver to win the World
Championship in 2008. Lewis Hamilton is a fantastic role model for inclusion in sports.
He advocates for young black engineers, racers, and other motorsport employees,
assisting them in obtaining the opportunities that they deserve. When people see
people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds in positions of authority, such as
Lewis Hamilton, it sends a powerful message of inclusion and motivates others to
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