I had a 'thing' for crossfit a while back. I have certain hangups about workouts. I like them to look good on paper.
While searching for unrelated crossfit info (if I'm doing something, I like to know what its enemies have to say), I stumbled across this:
I don't know much about racism. I never saw a black man in person until I was 12. When I did, I knew from my father's speeches at dinnertime that I was to treat him with the same courtesy that I would treat any other person. I may have made him a little uncomfortable by staring, but I didn't mean to. His skin seemed beautiful in colour, and I couldn't stop staring. I imagine he would have found this idea a bit weird. I don't know if this makes me a racist. I hope not.
I was appalled by the idea that I was involved in something that harboured racist attitudes. I read the article, and it seemed to me that this was something that black people didn't like, rather than something that didn't like black people, but I couldn't shake the suspicion that I'd done something wrong.
You see, in my view any organisation of significant size that does not have an active equal opportunities policy is part of the problem. No, hear me out. Any business- and crossfit is a business- that has a national, if not global, workforce and does not contain significant numbers of minorities should be looking at ways to redress this balance. You could also argue that crossfit constitutes an effort to 'reclaim' the higher levels of athletics for white people.
What the hell is going on here