“Black people don’t do that” never deterred Tia Norfleet from pursuing her dreams. The 24-year-old is the first African-American woman to be issued a license by Nascar. She is the daughter of Nascar pioneer, Bobby Norfleet. Additionally, she is looking to move beyond drag racing and enter into longer races, such as Daytona and Talladega.
Black women have been the minority of the minority which makes it harder to breakthrough the glass ceiling. In terms of “white sports,” “African American” has been used almost universally as a pejorative. Blackness is becoming a broader term and is expressed in experiences such as Tia Norfleet. As Touré expressed in the first chapter of “Who’s Afraid of Post Blackness,” there are 40 million ways to be Black.