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post #121 of 127
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

There are quite a few people on this forum of Asian descent.  There have also been several high profile Asian descent pros, even been parodied on Hot Dog with the other main skier stereotypes.  

 

Ah, the layers of  preconception we're working with here.

 

Frex, that moment when  ... USAians watch Brit crime shows and get confused when they find out 'Asian' as used there meant Indian or Pakistani origin :) 

post #122 of 127
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Originally Posted by LabMan View Post

Oh hell! I'm white and 58, I guess I should have quit skiing YEARS ago! How about 80.6 mph last season on the Birds of Prey @ Beaver Creek! I met an 80+ yr old gentleman at Vail 7-8 years ago and I asked him when he would hang them up, his answer "WHEN I CAN'T GET HERE ANYMORE"!!! Hell YES!

And this is germane, how?
post #123 of 127

Ski mag says white people over 50 don't ski or Seniors for that matter. Germane now?............Happy Holidays 

post #124 of 127
I thought it was just that none were pictured? Was there an article saying that? I never read the thing, but have a stack here. Which issue said it?
post #125 of 127
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Originally Posted by LabMan View Post
 

Ski mag says white people over 50 don't ski or Seniors for that matter. Germane now?............Happy Holidays 


Suggests?  Implies?  Does not picture?

 

That's probably true.  Though, come to think of it, Ski often includes pictures of "crusty locals" who are generally over the age of 50.  And picturesque.

post #126 of 127
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

I thought it was just that none were pictured? Was there an article saying that? I never read the thing, but have a stack here. Which issue said it?


No article in particular. Just the fact that all the skiers pictured are under 50 and white. I noticed said fact with the latest issue. I thought "wait a minute" and actually perused the issue carefully. (not something I normally do)

post #127 of 127
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Originally Posted by markojp View Post

... Says the white man in the majority of all things social and economic in N. America who has unlikely to have ever been subject to wage/hiring discrimination and worse. Again, the idea is simple. Acknowledge the reality that is on the slope. Like the rest of the world, it's changing. 40 years ago my kid would have been the result of an 'illegal' union in many states. Should we talk about the legacy of institutional anti Chinese and Japanese discrimination in both the US and Canada? It's still in living memory for many. I even remember 

Edited by kurtis500 - 12/7/14 at 4:09pm
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