“I hope that one day, racism doesn’t exist, but for now, it is still an issue, and it has been an issue,” Black climber Meagan Martin told DW. Martin believes racism “for most people, it’s something that they don’t witness regularly, but just because you don’t always see it, doesn’t mean it’s not there. As a Black climber, I’ve always been aware of the presence of racism, but I’ve chosen not to let it bring me down, and instead make me stronger.” Meagan Martin is a professional climber who has competed for the United States in World Cup competitions. She became famous for her agility in the obstacle course on the television show American Ninja Warrior. Martin has been actively involved in the Black Lives Matter movement. “I think that we are already seeing how the acknowledgment that racism exists is impacting the climbing community,” Martin said. “Companies are taking a step back and looking inward to see areas where they’ve failed to be an ally to the Black community and how they can do better moving forward. Many athletes are also taking this time to reflect, take accountability, and educate themselves to be a better ally.” ‘Adventure gap’ People… Read full this story
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