Nascar’s ban of Confederate flags being displayed at its events is the latest abrupt shift by sports in the tug of war over national and cultural symbols, as organizations rush to reposition themselves in a changing America.

Nascar’s move on Wednesday came hours before the U.S. Soccer Federation said its policy requiring players to stand during the national anthem “was wrong and detracted from the important message of Black Lives Matter.” It acknowledged that the policy was put in place after U.S. women’s team star Megan…

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