National Parks latest target of ‘systemic racism’


 

This figures that somehow our park system is racist. Self-segregation? Sure. It’s hard work chugging up and down the peaks and valleys.  Better yet, the next step will be to return the parks to whatever tribe figures out a way to lay claim. Bet the activist judges will be happy to support the notion.

“The outdoors and public lands suffer from the same systemic racism that the rest of our society does,” Joel Pannell, associate director of the Sierra Club, said in an ABC report, titled “America’s Great White Outdoors.” The report called the parks “stubborn bastions of self-segregation.”

 

 

“If we don’t address this, and we don’t see how all these things are interrelated, then we’re going to risk losing everything,” Pannell said. “You’re not going to have public lands to enjoy.” ???????

ABC cited a National Park Service Study but did not link to it:

New government data, shared first with ABC News, shows the country’s premier outdoor spaces — the 419 national parks — remain overwhelmingly white. Just 23 percent of visitors to the parks were people of color, the National Park Service found in its most recent 10-year survey; 77 percent were white. Minorities make up 42 percent of the U.S. population.

The U.S. Census Bureau projects people of color will be a majority in America by 2044 — a demographic shift that will impact park attendance and finances. Community advocates say physical and mental health for minority communities is also at risk.

The ABC reported on efforts aimed at “diversifying the outdoors”:

Many advocates say public information about parks and outdoor activities are not tailored to communities of color. Posted signs, for example, are mostly in English rather than Spanish. Park ranger uniforms that resemble what is worn by law enforcement are intimidating to some immigrants and minorities in light of documented cases of profiling.

More at  Breitbart

Other than this all is well in the swamp.

18 Responses to “National Parks latest target of ‘systemic racism’”

  1. Steve Dennis Says:

    Stupid question but how is it white people’s fault if minorities don’t go somewhere?

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Always On Watch Says:

    The insanity just keeps getting worse. Everything — EVERYTHING — is racist!

    I can’t stand it….

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    To the mountains, white with snow…..
    I’m starting to see the problem.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Bill Heffner Says:

    One of the requirements for citizenship is a functional knowledge of English. That is a matter of law. And yet we want to require public park signs to be in Spanish to accommodate non-English speakers. California provides ballots, BALLOTS, in Spanish. We are sunk.

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  5. Mustang Says:

    I’m really struggling to find the words. Do we need more black-tail deer to offset majority of white-tail deer in the national forests? Or is it that the federal government must provide an “Open Range” RV to every American minority family so that they too can enjoy the expansive American wilderness? Honestly, I do not see most inner-city denizens clamoring to find their way into the national park system. Does anyone realize how difficult it is to graffiti trees and shrubs? What I can agree with is teaching all voting Democrats that bears are cute and cuddly and need a lot of petting, that Elk like people to feed them carrots, and wolves are actually overgrown puppies who like to play fetch. Meanwhile, if the yo-yo’s at the Sierra Club wonder how they’ve become so irrelevant, look no further than Joel Pannell. BTW, being overly dependent on the federal government for every need, which was the federal government’s plan all along, very few modern “native Americans” could survive a long weekend in the national parks, where there are no casinos.

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  6. Linda Says:

    Swam creatures, all these MSM and such pushing these narratives. On another front, Bunk, So, we have a bet in our household how long Maxwell will stay alive…48 hrs? 72? How long before she mysteriously contacts Covid and dies? Aren’t I hoot. grin.

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