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Rue Mapp is Taking Diversity to the Outdoors

November 3, 2011 by   - () Comments Off on Rue Mapp is Taking Diversity to the Outdoors

Rue Mapp

A University of Wyoming survey finds that 78% of visitors to America’s national parks and forests are white, compared to 9% Hispanic and 7% black.

Rue Mapp of Oakland, Calif., is trying to change that.

She spoke with Michel Martin of National Public Radio (NPR) about her website “Outdoor Afro,” which aims to educate African-Americans about the importance of getting involved with the outdoors.

Click here to listen to a brief interview conducted by Martin for NPR and to read a transcript of the interview.

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