Why don’t Afro Americans row?

Crew_TRCPFelix Muhlebach,
Chapel Hill, NC.

I was at the Head of the Hooch, 2nd biggest rowing event in the US. More than 1600 crews. More than 5000 athletes. I saw only one Afro American crew. No mixed race boats. Check on attached event picture file. Statistically, one out of 5 athletes should be Afro American.
Why don’t Afro Americans row?

When we post rowing lessons in our community, no Afro Americans sign up. Why not?
At the 2012 London Olympic rowing finals, there was only one black athlete (from South Africa).
Why isn’t rowing appealing to persons of color?


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4 Responses to "Why don’t Afro Americans row?"
  1. Tyrone Biggums says:

    They can’t swim and are afraid they might fall out of the boat.

    Source: I’m black and nobody in my family can swim

  2. AConcernedBlackMan says:

    Rowing is a boring sport anyways. I prefer basketball.

  3. barry irving says:

    …there are a lot of African rowers in Africa…it’s a way of life there. Why aren’t there more White Rappers?

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