I’ve never really given much thought to visible minorities in social nudism settings because, well, I’ve never really thought of anyone as being part of a visible minority in any walk of life, unless it had something to do with an article I was handling for the paper. I have always been colour-blind when it comes to people, i.e. race and colour have always been irrelevant to me — I don’t see someone walking down the street and think “visible minority.” I’ve always felt all people are created equal — even though I know that in some countries, bigotry thrives. At social nudism events I’ve attended, there are people who could be defined as members of a visible minority, but the label never crossed my mind when I saw them.
Still, for people who do identify as being part of visible minorities, social nudism/naturism may be seen by them as way of sweeping away that particular label, as well as all the other reasons we are attracted to social nudism.
A reader has asked me to raise the subject here, so I will post part of his letter in this entry and let my more seasoned naturist readers talk about it. Here it is:
I came across your blog site in my search for authentic naturist articles that speak to the truth of naturism and I appreciate your articles. Its hard to sift through a lot of the fluff and misinformation of naturism that portrays us in a negative light.
I myself am a practicing naturist mostly at home and I’ve vist wreck beach here in vancouver during the summer months. I am also a visible minority (indo canadian) and I feel you might want to explore this area in another blog entry. There are hardly any minority naturists and very few opportunities to connect and meet other fellow naturists. Being a naturist the philosphy of accepting all people regardless of shape size or background is what brought me into naturism and one would think more minorities might find this attracting as well.
Best Regards . . .
So, what say you, dear readers?