What are LitBits?James E. Mills Highlights Another Racial Disparity — Minority Outdoor Adventurers

These days, we talk a lot about racial inequity: income, education, treatment by the police — important discussion topics that inform communities and move people to action. Adventurer and journalist James Edward Mills highlights yet another racial disparity: the low number of minority wilderness adventurers. Not surprisingly, this concern carries the opportunity to stimulate healthy conversation about race and gender disparity in our schools and communities. Books In Common has recently worked with Colorado College to bring James in for an academic discussion around these very topics.

James Edward Mills, The Adventure Gap

In The Adventure Gap: Changing the Face of the Outdoors, Mills tackles important questions that us lead to a greater understanding as to why the “adventure gap” exists in the first place, about the social influences (and myths) that have discouraged minorities from pursuing adventure in the outdoors, and about what we need to do to encourage diverse, multicultural stewardship of our natural resources.

James is a freelance journalist who specializes in telling stories about outdoor recreation, environmental conservation, acts of charitable giving, and practices of sustainable living. He has worked in the outdoor industry since 1989 as a guide, outfitter, independent sales representative, writer, and photographer.

For more information about James’ work, contact Books In Common directly at (541)318-6288.

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