Diversity

Richard L. Walker

Message 14300 · 5 Nov 1998 19:41:35 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Country dancing was big in this country when it was founded (as
might be expected given the founders and their interests).
Everyone, including slaves, enjoyed it. There were both black and
white (and some native Americans) who danced, played fiddles or
both. My own guess (and it is only a guess) is that lack of
participation today equates to nothing more than not being
introduced to it. I didn't know it existed until I was almost 50.
Worse yet, I have no wonderful idea how to effectively get the
word out.

-----Original Message-----
From: Todd Pierce <xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx>

...every SCD group I have danced with, across the Southeast and in
the UK, has been 100% white. Is this something to be worried
about? Do we need to try to bring in other groups? Why is this the
case - does SCD hold no interest for other groups, or do they
perceive SCD as being exclusionary?...

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