What do you think about ethnic diversity, or the lack therof, in derby?
his is part of a much larger issue than derby. Statistically speaking, African American women tend to exercise less and weigh more than other demographic groups in the US, due to a number of cultural and economic factors.t
Which isn’t to say that most derby leagues couldn’t do a better job of both recruiting minority skaters and marketing themselves to minority audiences. Because they absolutely could.
Some interesting stats: http://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/templates/content.aspx?ID=6456
miss-andrie answered: ” Right, but don’t you think if derby were more accessible to WOC, we’d have, you know, more black skaters?”
Of course. Like I said, most leagues need to do a better job of reaching out to a more diverse group of potential skaters, NSOs and spectators.
How exactly is it less accessible to women of color now? And what can we do to change that?