This question has bothered me for years. From 2009 until now, I hardly see black people in ski resorts. I wonder why
Reply from Brenda J.
This is a sensitive topic that needs to be discussed with respect and understanding. First of all, we need to be clear that the relatively small number of black people in ski resorts does not mean that they don’t ski or don’t like skiing. In fact, more and more black people are getting involved in skiing, especially in the United States.
However, to answer the question of why there are almost no blacks at ski resorts, we need to consider several factors. First, the sport of skiing itself requires a significant financial investment, including the purchase of ski equipment, transportation costs, venue fees, lodging costs, and more. This is a fairly expensive sport for many people. For historical reasons, blacks have been on the margins of society for a long time and may be in a relatively poor economic position to afford these costs.
Second, ski resort locations are often in affluent areas that may lack black communities. This can lead to a lack of opportunities and resources to promote skiing in the black community. In this case, the participation of black people will be relatively low.
Additionally, ski culture may have played a role in the lack of blacks as well. Ski culture is often associated with elegance and elitism, which can deter some from joining, especially those without a solid understanding of it.
In conclusion, the lack of blacks in ski resorts is a complex issue that needs to be considered and understood from multiple perspectives. Skiing is an excellent sport that should be accessible to more people, regardless of their race, culture and economic status.