Folks, this is mostly a white BB. Highlighting a black artist or other minority here needs to be done a bit more often to encourage others to participate in our sport.
And our news and social media highlights ethnicity, gender, and sexual preferences when it comes to individual accomplishments.
So, what, I'm supposed to be impressed that he's black and has talent and run to all the black people I know and tell them to start riding?
First: The man is an artist, which has nothing to do with 'encouraging others to participate in our sport'.
Second: If this is a 'mostly white BB', then who are all us white folk going to tell?
Third: The man is in the UK anyway, so it isn't like we can just call him up to have some table at a US show or something
Fourth: Why do I need to encourage anyone to participate in my sport? So long as I do not actively discourage or prevent anyone all should be good. I am not going to run out and try to recruit a bunch of inner city kids or rural, trailer park residents, that do not have the money or land or anything else to keep a horse into a sport that will only financial cripple an already burdened family. Nor do I have the time, money or patience to set up any kind of camp.
Fifth: How can you tell people's race through a screenname? I never even thought of what this board's race statistics are before this moment.
I like you, in general, but this political correctedness crap irritates me. I don't owe anyone anything other than kindness and do not need to encourage anyone to participate in any hobby just because someone thinks their race, gender, religion, or anything else is underrepresented.
I'm perfectly calm just setting on the Group W bench. Sorry Mike, keep up the good work of finding obscure and interesting you tubes. I'm going trail riding this weekend and it's actually not raining! yay!
Yogurt - If you're so cultured, how come I never see you at the opera? Steven Colbert
Oh please! If you are black and offended, that is one thing! But liberal whites, well, political correctness and all............go out and help some unfortunate people of any color. (And yes I marched with Andy Young and MLKing and knew them and Daddy King personally, as well as Maynard Jackson, and I say "black" and "multiracial" in defining people. I also call my white male friends "white boys" which is a term my black friends use for white males.)
Meanwhile how come no one got upset on the last fat dressage rider thread when someone admitted eating both a Quaker and an African?