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America was founded on the core value that all people are created equal, regardless of religion, sex or skin color. Just like the distinctly American notion of preserving open spaces, we must continue to defend the values that make us who we are. White supremacy and racism are wrong and are counter to our country's ideals. What happened is Charlottesville is painful to try and comprehend, and my heart goes out to everyone affected by the domestic act of terror. The outdoors and the rest of America are for all of us. I want to be an ally and supporter to people of color and other marginalized groups. The first step is to seek out diverse voices and perspectives. I recommend following @outdoorafro, @latinooutdoors, @nativeoutdoors, @girltrek, @protectbearsears, @theventureoutproject and @paradoxsports. This list isn't comprehensive- it's a starting point. I'd love to hear you chime in with other groups we can follow to broaden our exposure!

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