An effort to diversify collegiate sailing

The Undefeated is a website owned and operated by ESPN which seeks to explore the intersections of race, sports, and culture. In this report, the publication looks at an initiative occurring in college sailing:

Competitive sailing is so white even the overwhelmingly white participants can’t help but notice how white it is. “I feel like it’s a pretty well-known fact, a stereotype that holds true,’’ observed Cori Radtke, the assistant sailing coach at Maine’s Bowdoin College.

It’s so white that many of those same white competitors have committed to an initiative to study, understand, and change the demographics of the sports at the college level. Even with its tiny numbers of Black and other non-white participants, they still far exceed those at the national level and in Olympic and other competitive circles…

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