NASCAR has announced that it will be imposing a full ban on the confederate flag at all its racing events.

Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear what they've had to say on their groundbreaking decision...

This month, thousands of people have been standing up against the blatant racism happening across the country.

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The Black Lives Matter movement has never before been so prominent.

Let's start from the beginning.

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On Monday, May 25th, a defenseless black man was killed while in a police restraint.

George Floyd was arrested and forced to the ground...

Where former police officer, Derek Chauvin, proceeded to kneel on his neck, while 3 other officers knelt on his back.

Footage of George's "arrest" quickly circulated on social media...

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And, in the highly distressing scenes, he could be heard begging with the officers to release him and repeatedly saying "Please, please... I can't breathe." He died in this restraint aged only forty-six-years-old.

This kind of police brutality has been happening for centuries now...

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And George's death has sparked an outrage like never before.

Thousands upon thousands of people have been taking to the streets in protest...

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And they are all marching for one thing: For the blatant racism and injustice in this country to be brought to an end.

Things have been quick to turn violent.

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Protesters became interweaved with rioters and, as they continue to clash with police, the scenes unfolding across our country have been becoming steadily more violent.

It's a truly terrifying time.

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But change needs to happen and, at the moment, this seems like the only way to achieve that.

And, remarkably, it seems to be working.

Thanks to these riots, the Black Lives Matter movement is dominating global headlines, and it has even encouraged major change in some huge companies.

The car-racing organization, NASCAR, recently made an announcement regarding the movement...

And they are deciding to put an end to something that has caused controversy for quite some time.

For years now, the organization has allowed the confederate flag to fly at their events.

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For a bit of context...

Modern displays of the confederate flag are surrounded in controversy.

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The flag's design was originally created to signify a divided nation following the 1861 Civil War.

Today, it is primarily associated with the alt-right and racist groups...

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And, controversially, the flag has continued to be displayed at NASCAR events.

For decades now, the flag has been present at their racing events...

And President Trump has commended them for their stance against Colin Kaepernick's kneel during the national anthem.

But, this week, NASCAR driver, Darrell "Bubba" Wallace, who is the only black driver, called for such displays to be prohibited.

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"My next step would be to get rid of all Confederate flags. No one should feel uncomfortable when they come to a NASCAR race," he told CNN. “So it starts with Confederate flags. Get them out of here. They have no place for them."

On Sunday, NASCAR held a moment of silence to commemorate the death of George Floyd...

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And Wallace could be seen wearing a T-shirt reading: “I can’t breathe" ahead of the race.

His car was even dedicated to the cause.

Wallace drove in a car that was beautifully painted with a Black Lives Matter theme.

But now, the organization has taken things one step further.

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On Wednesday, they announced that the confederate flag is now banned from all of their racing events.

On Twitter, they said:

"The presence of the Confederate flag at NASCAR events runs contrary to our commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive environment for all fans, our competitors, and our industry. Bringing people together around a love for racing and the community that creates it is what makes our fans and sport special. The display of the confederate flag will be banned from all NASCAR events and properties."

This is a huge step forward in the fight against racism.

And we can only hope that the rest of the world will follow suit. For more on the BLM movement, keep scrolling to hear what Meghan Markle had to say on her own experiences...