Black Folk Don’t Camp. Or do we?

It’s clear that many black people enjoy the great outdoors: some fish or hunt, others bike or ski. There are even historically black recreation communities with campsites, like Idlewild. So why do we so often hear people say that black folk don’t camp?

While it’s no joke that black folks are less than 6% of the visitors to our national parks, we at Black/Land are ROTFL at the way the Black Public Media series “Black Folk Don’t” is tackling the idea that Black Folk Don’t Camp head on:

Black Folk Don’t: Camp from NBPC on Vimeo.

Don’t forget to listen for the catchy theme song at the end! And please check out other episodes of the thoughtful and funny “Black Folks Don’t” series.

Do you camp? Why or why not? How do you think camping got a reputation as something black people don’t do?