ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Minority Youth Matters Movement is taking further action to address their claim of discrimination against minorities by NASCAR and INDYCAR, as well as their sponsors with establishing a CLASS ACTION "NOTICE" to be circulated and filled out by any African Americans/Blacks who believe they may have been unjustly denied equal opportunities to participate within the lucrative world of motorsports, or were previously employed, but later dismissed by the employer.
The CLASS ACTION "NOTICE" being established by the Minority Youth Matters Movement specifies the International Speedway Corporation, NASCAR, INDYCAR, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and several of their corporate partners, sponsors, affiliates and teams as potentially liable entities.
"After returning from the Million Man March in Washington, D.C. last month, the Minority Youth Matters Movement has been overwhelmed with the attention we have received from other organizations, also in attendance, who have offered to provide us guidance and support," said Terrance Cox, founder and organizer of the Minority Youth Matters Movement.
"Once we had an opportunity to explain that African Americans account for $1.3 trillion in annual spending power, and that our money is a major financial contributor to these companies and sponsors that spend frivolously in racing without providing Blacks an equal share, that's when the lightbulb went off," mentioned Cox.
"They now understand clearly that there is a significant problem regarding our claim of discrimination, and agree 100% that no 21st century sport should be this segregated, especially in America," noted Cox.
"With the world witnessing the only Black Formula One driver, in their history, win his 3rd World Championship in eight years in Texas, I knew then we had to ramp things up," said Cox.
"We have been encouraged to do more than just boycott the Daytona 500 in February and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 in May, since that will be viewed as just a 'cause of expression'. It has been recommended that since our outcry is going unheard, we have been encouraged to speak louder and provide a clearer message of a 'call to action' through this CLASS ACTION 'NOTICE'," mentioned Cox.
"Once we begin receiving a list of names and discrimination instances, we will compile and categorize by type of complaint, so that we will have an idea as to how we move forward in the near future," said Cox.
For a CLASS ACTION "NOTICE" form please email - [email protected]
SOURCE Minority Youth Matters Movement