Welcome to Autoblog’s Diversity and Social Justice hub. We’ll highlight the many diverse voices that make the auto industry a vibrant place. We’ll illustrate the work companies are embracing to create change and show off individuals who are making their mark across the sector. Social justice is something Autoblog believes in amplifying and the content here will show what’s happening in the car business. We spotlight everything from talented car designers to social injustice and controversy. Here’s our plan of action. Please send your ideas for this hub to tips@autoblog.com.
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British F1 drivers join social media boycott against online abuse

'There is no place in our society for any kind of abuse'

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Female car repair shop owner blazes a trail in UAE

'Most of my family are surprised ... because this project, this business, it's not easy for ladies'

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Bubba Wallace's new NASCAR team gets Netflix documentary series

The series will follow the 23XI Racing team throughout the 2021 season

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GM commits to doubling ad spending with Black-owned media

'This action plan will transform our engagement model with diverse media in a sustainable way'

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6 trailblazing women in the Automotive Hall of Fame

These legends' contributions changed the automotive world forever

In honor of Women's History Month, we’re showcasing six legendary women in the Automotive Hall of Fame.

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On International Women's Day, honoring Helene Rother, pioneer of car interior design

Automotive Hall-of-Famer changed the way we think about car interiors

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Mercedes F1 team shows off Lewis Hamilton's new ride

It's back in black livery as he redoubles his efforts toward social justice

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Cherokee Nation calls on Jeep to stop using its name

The principal chief did so in a statement to Car and Driver

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The Ford Bronco's legacy inspires a new generation of diverse designers

The original Bronco was first sketched by the 'Jackie Robinson of car design'

The 2020 Ford Bronco provides opportunities for diverse automotive design, much like the 1966 Bronco did for McKinley Thompson, Jr., the 'Jackie Robinson' of car designers.

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Air pollution in subway stations is a lot worse than you think

Pollution at times is 'higher than some of the worst days in Beijing or Delhi'

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Saudi rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul freed

She became famous — infamous to the regime — for challenging ban on women driving

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Wendell Scott — the first Black American full-time competitor in NASCAR

This hall-of-famer broke barriers in the popular motorsport

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Lewis Hamilton signs new contract with Mercedes to chase eighth F1 title

Includes a joint commitment to promote diversity and inclusion in racing

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This is why there was no 420-series Nissan Pickup

We almost had a Datsun 420 pickup in the 1960s

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C.R. Patterson and Sons was the first Black-owned car company

Charles Patterson freed himself from slavery and built his company from the ground up

C. R. Patterson and Sons was the first Black-owned car company in the U.S. It competed directly against Ford in 1915 with the Patterson-Greenfield automobile.

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Porsche partners with Morehouse College to offer new scholarship, guest lecture series

Students at the historically Black college will get exposure to the auto industry

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Women-led race team gearing up to run in Indianapolis 500

2010 Rookie of the Year Simona de Silvestro will be back to drive

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