Just 1% of the 7 million US climbers are African American, study finds – KING5.com – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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The lack of diversity in outdoor recreation is receiving more attention. Facing Race looks at how Washington state is pushing for more equity and inclusion outdoors.

SEATTLE — Locking in and taking the first step, that’s how Sophia Danenberg approaches adventure sports like mountain climbing.

When Danenberg was getting started in the sport, she did not see people that looked like her.

“I mean, not just climbing, not skiing, not hiking, like nowhere,” Danenberg said.

Danenberg loves the outdoors so much. That’s why she moved to Seattle, but just like everywhere else she’s lived, she noticed a stark lack of diversity in outdoor recreation.

A report from the American Alpine Club shows Danenberg is right, few people of color are accessing the outdoors. The report found


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