Sports in Society

Diversifying the great outdoors

How the games we play shape culture and society

In this episode 3 stories

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Why representation matters in outdoor spaces

Nature is often seen as an equalizer because it’s available for all. However, people of color have long been underrepresented in the outdoors industry. Photographer/filmmaker Samantha Isom shares how she tries to break the narrative with her online journal and travel show, Brown Passport.

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Black to nature: Various groups reclaim the outdoors

Racist attitudes and laws, including segregation, kept Black people and other people of color away from national and regional parks for generations. Now they’re teaching themselves the joys of savoring nature.

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Choosing the path of adventure and exploration

Minnesotan Kiri Langseth-Schmidt, her husband, Dan Yuan, and their young son, Kai, are choosing a life of outdoor adventure, claiming space for their Asian American family in the beauty of nature.