Nexus

Bubba Wallace, a noose and 15 FBI agents

This is an intriguing story about how race and racism is covered by the media in the United States - especially since the killing of George Floyd - and it starts with a noose being found in a garage used by Bubba Wallace. He’s the only black driver in NASCAR, which is one of America’s top motor sports. The noose is a symbol and reminder of slavery, lynching and segregation and with that in mind, NASCAR reacted by calling it a “heinous act” and then called the FBI who immediately sent 15 agents to the scene. The FBI discovered it was actually a rope for pulling down the garage door - and that it had been up for months, well before the garage was assigned to Bubba. It was not, they determined, a crime. But by then some in the media had already run with the story and offered it up as more evidence that America was deeply racist. ​

From Rodney King to George Floyd: Capturing police brutality on video

From Rodney King to George Floyd: Capturing police brutality on video

FBI: Hate crimes in the US surged by 17 percent in 2017

FBI: Hate crimes in the US surged by 17 percent in 2017

Qatari national Ali al Marri tortured on US soil

Qatari national Ali al Marri tortured on US soil

US intel chief declassifies new batch of files on FBI's Russia probe

US intel chief declassifies new batch of files on FBI's Russia probe

US Supreme Court Explained

US Supreme Court Explained

Thailand protests explained

Thailand protests explained

REGN-COV2: The drug President Trump wants everyone to have

REGN-COV2: The drug President Trump wants everyone to have

Former NXIVM employees speak out

Former NXIVM employees speak out

Which letter are U? (economy)

Which letter are U? (economy)

What does Netflix see in Harry and Meghan?

What does Netflix see in Harry and Meghan?

'They've gone Hollywood' How the media reacted to Harry & Meghan's mega Netflix deal

'They've gone Hollywood' How the media reacted to Harry & Meghan's mega Netflix deal

Julian Betton talks to NEXUS after $11m award. shot 9 times... survivor!

Julian Betton talks to NEXUS after $11m award. shot 9 times... survivor!

Harry & Meghan’s $100m Netflix deal as Brits worry about jobs...

Harry & Meghan’s $100m Netflix deal as Brits worry about jobs...

Will Trump ban Tik Tok? DEADLINE LOOMING

Will Trump ban Tik Tok? DEADLINE LOOMING

Political or medical? Are masks helpful?

Political or medical? Are masks helpful?

Scaramucci grilled on NEXUS!

Scaramucci grilled on NEXUS!

Show More