Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 1, 2020

It’s Past Time to Dismantle Racism in the Outdoors 

The Sierra Club reports on the history of racism in the National Parks and outdoors.

A recent National Park Service study shows that Black Americans remain far less likely than whites to visit national parks, forests, and wilderness areas;a result of the exclusionary history of parks and public spaces in this country. Prior to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, many national parks in the South and “border” states maintained segregated bathrooms, restaurants, picnic areas, lodgings, and campsites, and restricted access to other “white-only” spaces.

Read article at “That legacy has a long afterlife,” says Our Wild America press secretary Courtney Bourgoin.


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