Beddington Farmlands Friend David Lindo recently asked the question:
Why are there so few people of colour involved in birding/nature in the UK? I don't think that its due to overt racism. I certainly don't think that people are being prevented and dissuaded from getting interested in nature due to the threat of being racially abused.
However, I do think the media's portrayal of nature is a big problem. Switch the TV on and you usually see a white middle class middle-aged man presenting. Inner city kids (of all colours and creeds) watching fail to connect because they do not identify with the tone of the presenting.
What are your thoughts?
Here are my thoughts on that:
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