The Melanin Base Camp Guide to Outdoor Allyship
Sadly and embarrasingly, as many of us know well, systemic racism is more than evident in the recreational activities we love: cycling, running, hiking, skiing, climbing…
If systemic racism did not exist, we should expect roughly the same proportion of blacks to participate in these kinds of recreational activities as the white population does.
Where are our black and brown brothers and sisters in these sports?
Recreational sports are a luxury and privilege. As you dig in to this question you can start to understand how our sports are a great magnifying glass through which to view the inequities the US’ social and economic systems.