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Roush Racing (NASCAR) Diversity Training
The below script is one in a series commissioned by Belnavis and Associates for the NASCAR Roush Racing team. The Diversity initiative they developed took the form of a series of videos produced by EAW Productions. 

Due to subject matter, and per the client's request, the below script contains offensive language.

Writer: Stan Peal
Client: Belnavis/Roush Racing

Title: Scene 4 - RACE AT THE TRACK

(Primary Issue: Race; Secondary Issue: Gender, Internet Use)

WOODY - a sponsor (Caucasian, 40's-50's)
BILL - a young crew member (Caucasian, 20's)
NORM - a crew lead member (Caucasian, 40's)
DAVE - a crew member (Caucasian, 30's)
PAULY - a crew member (Caucasian, 20's)
DENNIS - a crew member (African American)

(Scene is the transport with Woody, Norm, Bill, Dave and Pauly. Woody seems to be finishing up a conversation with Norm and is preparing to leave)

                        WOODY
I’ll email that to you. Thanks again.

                        NORM
Sure. Take it easy.

(Woody begins exiting)

                        BILL
Hey, speaking of email, did you guys get that joke last week??

                        DAVE
No.

                        BILL
Okay, a nigger, a spic and a jap… or was it a jew… wait a minute.

                        NORM
Woah!

                        BILL
What?

                        NORM
What the hell are you doing?

                        BILL
What.

                        NORM
(Looks at the door to make sure Woody has exited, then back to Bill) The sponsor wasn’t out of the transport, he probably heard you.

                        BILL
So what? He’s a regular guy.  We’re all white guys here.

                        NORM
Yeah, he is. With Puerto Rican wife.

                        PAULY
I thought she was Arab.

                        NORM
Some fuckin thing, didn’t you see him point her out?

                        BILL
I thought he was pointing at the white chick.

                        DAVE
Me too.

                        BILL
He’s a rich guy, why would he marry a Puerto Rican?

                        PAULY
Puerto Ricans are hot, man.

                        DAVE
Ta-mah-lees.

                        PAULY
She coulda been an Arab.

                        BILL
Well, what is it, am I in trouble or what? Do you see them out there?

                        NORM
No, you want me to go chase him down and find out?

                        BILL
No… yeah, would you?

                        NORM
You got it.

(Norm exits)

                        BILL
Fuck. It’s just a joke, you know, it’s just words. I’m not prejudiced, it’s just the way I talk.

                        PAULY
You ever had a Mexican chick?

                        BILL
Ask Dennis, right? He’s one of the guys, I don’t treat him any different.

                        DAVE
Just words, man. Them black guys call each other ‘nigger’ all the time, but you gotta say ‘colored.’

                        BILL
No, man, you say ‘Afro-American.’

                        DAVE
No, ‘AfriCAN-American.’ ‘Afro’ is just the hair.

                        BILL
Okay, but you can just say ‘black,’ too.

                        DAVE
No, I don’t think you can say that anymore.

                        PAULY
You can’t say ‘colored’ any more?

                        BILL
No, but ‘black’ is definitely okay.

(They hear the door and stop for a moment to see who’s entering. It’s Dennis, an African American team member)

                        BILL
Hey. Dennis can I ask you something?

                        DENNIS
Yeah.

                        BILL
What do you prefer to be called?

                        DENNIS
Dennis.

                        DAVE
No, what shouldn’t we call you?

                        DENNIS
Late for dinner.

                        BILL
C’mon, do you prefer black?

                        DENNIS
Coffee? Yeah.

                        DAVE
You’re fucking with us.

                        DENNIS
Yep. Bill, the owner wants to see you.

                        BILL
Oh, shit. (gets up to leave) Nice knowing you guys.

                        DAVE
Later.

(Bill exits)

                        PAULY
Hey Dennis.

                        DENNIS
Yeah.

                        PAULY
You ever been with a Puerto Rican chick?

(Blackout) 

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