As we all know people of color are more likely than not.. to be underprivelaged. As we May Not know... Whites are more likely to have special privelages. When I talk to my friends of mexican origin or my African American friends about how they should come skiing or snowboarding sometime.. they get hyped! There is no doubt in my mind they would shred hard.. but why don’t they ever come up to the slopes? It’s simple.. they don’t have “that kind” of money.. also it seems like if they do come up it is frowned upon. In an idustry that is Overwhelmingly White and Upper Middle- Upper Class.. people of color simply “have no place” at the resorts.. I’ve seen the looks they get when they come around to some places... now I know not all whites have a thing against minorities.. i’m just saying there seem to be a good amount that simply have a misunderstanding about them.. and this leads these individuals to lash out against them whether that be by direct confrontation or more subtle gestures.
At least that has been the notion for some time now.. why did I make this thread?
Simple.. as a Native American who shares the love of skiing and snowboarding with millions of others.. I think that there is no better time than now to start making changes to the way the industry does business. In that sense I beleieve that more people of color should be included.. How will we make this happen? Who knows but.. making the rental gear in shops more affordable for them would be a start. Their numbers would perhaps more than compensate for the price drop.. wouldn’t you say? Or is that just crazy talk?
So what are your ideas on how we can include more POC into our industry?
Do you believe they belong in the industry? If not then why not?
I’m sure plenty of you have education or experience in business and business trends.. i’m also sure many of you have attended prestigious insitutions and have worked at fortune 500 companies... so there is no doubt in my mind that You have an answer as to why POC are excluded from the same things you all have?
**This thread was edited on Mar 29th 2018 at 2:39:26am