Date: 6/18/18 12:58 pm From: Craig Kesselheim <ckesselheim...> Subject: [Maine-birds] Not often on birder's radars: white privilege
Birding friends - I am sharing this in the spirit of an informational and non-political perspective on our shared passion; I hope that's OK within the listserv community. I don't need replies unless you wish to, and I'm happy to receive those off-list. From where I sit it seems like the community of birders in the world is not yet representative of who lives in our towns and our region.
This is a 2-minute video called "Birding While Black <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaPWAE34GJU>." It showed me yet another way that I don't have to be reminded of my race: when I step out of the house wearing a hoodie and carrying binoculars. For me it was important food for thought and action.