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Title: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: #1 Tic-Tacker on September 24, 2014, 11:06:52 PM
Huf needs more diversity. Who do you think will be the first person of color that goes Pro for Huf?
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: andocom on September 24, 2014, 11:10:04 PM
awful
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: imgne on September 24, 2014, 11:45:39 PM
Can I just be the first to say... WHO GIVES A FUCK

But also, why the fuck does it matter? One of the best things about skateboarding is very few give a shit about what nationality/race/colour/religious aspects other skateboarders are because at the end of the day we're all enjoying the same thing.
The dumb thing about posts like these is you're probably thinking to yourself, I'm discussing diversety and how there should be a black/asian/whatever you want to say type of dude on every roster... probably also thinking that doesn't make you racist when really, it kinda does.

The fact of it all is, if a dude skates good and represents the brand in a manner in which the company feels is good, it shouldn't matter what damn colour/race/whatever he is and will probably get hooked up regardless. These days however, with more corporate involvement and popularity, shits starting to sound like a fucking draft pick when people talk about sponsors like this and I find it fucking funny as shit.. cause it really aint like that at all in the industry, ya'll just smoking too much damn weed and talking shit on the internets thinking your smart cause your casually being racist and probably think its a damn conspiracy..

Well yo usir can

#SUCKMEOOWWFFFFFFF
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Rusty_Berrings on September 24, 2014, 11:50:30 PM
probably some dude working on a fishing boat since the classic lo looks like a damn boating shoe
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Hercules Rockefeller on September 25, 2014, 12:26:57 AM
rusty, i love you and your all plastic praxis shoes.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: cuntzilla on September 25, 2014, 02:02:12 AM
Surprised this isn't a T-racer thread
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: shit_for_brains on September 25, 2014, 02:13:45 AM
Surprised this isn't a T-racer thread

I don't think you should rule it out.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Dark Knight on September 25, 2014, 03:08:17 AM
Leon Membe
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Pabst on September 25, 2014, 06:14:34 AM
i always assumed joey pepper was asian
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Jetsuo on September 25, 2014, 06:26:50 AM
Wow.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: zippy z on September 25, 2014, 06:41:08 AM
Shaun Baptista
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Toadfish Rebecchi on September 25, 2014, 06:43:29 AM
Joey Pepper isn't white.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: #1 Tic-Tacker on September 25, 2014, 07:04:57 AM
For all my haters out there. Ignoring privilege is how privilege endures. Anyone else think the latest Huf clip smacks of irony with the music supervision? Back to the original question... I hope Genesis Evans from Welcome gets hooked up he rules!
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: cuntzilla on September 25, 2014, 07:08:46 AM
(http://puu.sh/bNiiP/e29f0aa59f.png)
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: wildbillhiccup on September 25, 2014, 07:15:16 AM
(http://www.dqmnewyork.com/images/uploads/huf_snoop_420_1200.jpg)


Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Ronald Wilson Reagan on September 25, 2014, 07:34:12 AM
Yeah, when a business hires mostly white men, nobody ever questions it, I mean, aside from in EVERY INDUSTRY.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
But hey, this isn't technology, its sports. And if you look at sports like the NBA and the NFL it becomes clear that there just aren't that many african american athletes.... ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Disco234 on September 25, 2014, 07:37:50 AM
FLY SOCIETY

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/903/CbEsii.jpg)
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 25, 2014, 09:56:32 AM
Yeah, when a business hires mostly white men, nobody ever questions it, I mean, aside from in EVERY INDUSTRY.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
But hey, this isn't technology, its sports. And if you look at sports like the NBA and the NFL it becomes clear that there just aren't that many african american athletes.... ::) ::) ::)

When I worked for AIG, we actually had a diversity program and through it, hired a black man and woman. I just thought that was funny that they need a program for it. But corporate companies are funny like that. It's as stereotypical as it gets. At my old job, most all managers are white men, very few women on the top tier, average workers are white and asian with a sprinkle of other races in there and you lower tier workers that are like filers and what not are all minorities from Filipinos, mexicans, blacks, etc. We even had a management department that does all the bitch work for our building from moving desks and other manual laborers and none of them were white. 
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: SlayerKiller on September 25, 2014, 11:12:28 AM
torn about this thread, but the correct answer is.....



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lp0Tl2Y5BsY/UnU23-aCUGI/AAAAAAAAbkw/CPN1qb7f8KU/s1600/taethunderchrome.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lp0Tl2Y5BsY/UnU23-aCUGI/AAAAAAAAbkw/CPN1qb7f8KU/s1600/taethunderchrome.jpg)
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Big Skatefase on September 25, 2014, 11:35:25 AM
skateboarding is predominately white. most owners of companies are white. most companies advertise to white skaters.

most us non-white skaters understand that and are cool with it.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: SHARPSHOOTER on September 25, 2014, 12:08:58 PM
Al Davis please
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Tarela on September 25, 2014, 01:32:32 PM
Al Davis please
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: dillanharp on September 25, 2014, 01:34:55 PM
Yeah, when a business hires mostly white men, nobody ever questions it, I mean, aside from in EVERY INDUSTRY.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
But hey, this isn't technology, its sports. And if you look at sports like the NBA and the NFL it becomes clear that there just aren't that many african american athletes.... ::) ::) ::)

When I worked for AIG, we actually had a diversity program and through it, hired a black man and woman. I just thought that was funny that they need a program for it. But corporate companies are funny like that. It's as stereotypical as it gets. At my old job, most all managers are white men, very few women on the top tier, average workers are white and asian with a sprinkle of other races in there and you lower tier workers that are like filers and what not are all minorities from Filipinos, mexicans, blacks, etc. We even had a management department that does all the bitch work for our building from moving desks and other manual laborers and none of them were white. 
You don't consider Filipinos Asian?
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Al408 on September 25, 2014, 02:11:12 PM
Yeah, when a business hires mostly white men, nobody ever questions it, I mean, aside from in EVERY INDUSTRY.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
But hey, this isn't technology, its sports. And if you look at sports like the NBA and the NFL it becomes clear that there just aren't that many african american athletes.... ::) ::) ::)

When I worked for AIG, we actually had a diversity program and through it, hired a black man and woman. I just thought that was funny that they need a program for it. But corporate companies are funny like that. It's as stereotypical as it gets. At my old job, most all managers are white men, very few women on the top tier, average workers are white and asian with a sprinkle of other races in there and you lower tier workers that are like filers and what not are all minorities from Filipinos, mexicans, blacks, etc. We even had a management department that does all the bitch work for our building from moving desks and other manual laborers and none of them were white. 
You don't consider Filipinos Asian?
Pacific Islanders? Maybe
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Molte on September 25, 2014, 02:13:38 PM
Michael Jackson  :)
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Still Tippin on September 25, 2014, 02:21:56 PM
skateboarding is predominately white. most owners of companies are white. most companies advertise to white skaters.
most us non-white skaters understand that and are cool with it.
idk man, if you ever been or go to LES park you'll see how not-white skateboarding has become, and I definitely think reflecting that more in companies would be nothing but a good thing.

Also I bet Clinten is white af and doesn't recognize his own white privilege. You know who gives a fuck? Non-white people...
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: TwisT on September 25, 2014, 02:51:51 PM
Yeah, when a business hires mostly white men, nobody ever questions it, I mean, aside from in EVERY INDUSTRY.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
But hey, this isn't technology, its sports. And if you look at sports like the NBA and the NFL it becomes clear that there just aren't that many african american athletes.... ::) ::) ::)

When I worked for AIG, we actually had a diversity program and through it, hired a black man and woman. I just thought that was funny that they need a program for it. But corporate companies are funny like that. It's as stereotypical as it gets. At my old job, most all managers are white men, very few women on the top tier, average workers are white and asian with a sprinkle of other races in there and you lower tier workers that are like filers and what not are all minorities from Filipinos, mexicans, blacks, etc. We even had a management department that does all the bitch work for our building from moving desks and other manual laborers and none of them were white.�

I worked at amazon when i was 22. I was a photo editor and worked in the office area, and not the warehouse. I got so much shit for clocking in on the wrong clock by people who didn't know who i was, because young black guy = warehouse drone. I was the also the only black male who working in the office area. and 1 of 2 black people there. Also we didn't have a dress code. I also had an interview with a graphics company whose receptionist funneled me into the packaging dept group orientation and basically ignored me when i tried to explain to her, this is the wrong place... shit is fucked up.

but
I think pro/am skateboarding pretty adequately represents the racial diversity, even if huf doesnt have a black dude
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Big Skatefase on September 25, 2014, 02:54:31 PM
skateboarding is predominately white. most owners of companies are white. most companies advertise to white skaters.
most us non-white skaters understand that and are cool with it.
idk man, if you ever been or go to LES park you'll see how not-white skateboarding has become, and I definitely think reflecting that more in companies would be nothing but a good thing.

Also I bet Clinten is white af and doesn't recognize his own white privilege. You know who gives a fuck? Non-white people...

oh i know. skateboarding has become really multicultural now. one of the few activities where you can see white, black, hispanic, asian, etc people all chillin together and that's dope, but i'd still say the majority of skaters and pro skaters are white, so it's expected that these companies are going to be majority white and advertise to that demographic. i'm just saying i'm not surprised or even outraged or anything.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Fongstarr. on September 25, 2014, 03:17:11 PM
Yeah, when a business hires mostly white men, nobody ever questions it, I mean, aside from in EVERY INDUSTRY.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
But hey, this isn't technology, its sports. And if you look at sports like the NBA and the NFL it becomes clear that there just aren't that many african american athletes.... ::) ::) ::)

When I worked for AIG, we actually had a diversity program and through it, hired a black man and woman. I just thought that was funny that they need a program for it. But corporate companies are funny like that. It's as stereotypical as it gets. At my old job, most all managers are white men, very few women on the top tier, average workers are white and asian with a sprinkle of other races in there and you lower tier workers that are like filers and what not are all minorities from Filipinos, mexicans, blacks, etc. We even had a management department that does all the bitch work for our building from moving desks and other manual laborers and none of them were white. 
You don't consider Filipinos Asian?

They don't even consider themselves Asian. Actually last time I took a survey, they did have the category Pacific Islander. I went to a school with a huge Filipino population and the last thing they wanted to be known as was Asian. The whole pacific islander thing is weird. I know a guy in the Philippines and no one says that at all. It's like a Filipino American thing.

 

Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Still Tippin on September 25, 2014, 03:31:38 PM
skateboarding is predominately white. most owners of companies are white. most companies advertise to white skaters.
most us non-white skaters understand that and are cool with it.
idk man, if you ever been or go to LES park you'll see how not-white skateboarding has become, and I definitely think reflecting that more in companies would be nothing but a good thing.

Also I bet Clinten is white af and doesn't recognize his own white privilege. You know who gives a fuck? Non-white people...

oh i know. skateboarding has become really multicultural now. one of the few activities where you can see white, black, hispanic, and asian, etc people all chillin together and that's dope, but i'd still say the majority of skaters and pro skaters are white, so it's expected that these companies are going to are going to be majority white and advertise to that demographic. i'm just saying i'm not surprised or even outraged or anything.
fair enough. i agree, its nothing to get outraged about, but like i said a conscious effort to be more inclusive is never a bad decision. it just seems like people (read: one or two posters) got all up in arms about the topic and cried out racism over simply introducing the idea that increasing diversity is a good idea.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: gnidraobetaks on September 25, 2014, 03:37:28 PM
Wait, I thought dylan was Puerto Rican?
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: nice_guy_2 on September 25, 2014, 04:12:09 PM
lol at the person who said to recognize the fact they'res no white skaters on Huf was being racist
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: dillanharp on September 25, 2014, 04:13:25 PM
Yeah, when a business hires mostly white men, nobody ever questions it, I mean, aside from in EVERY INDUSTRY.
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0 (http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/12/apples-diversity-mirrors-other-tech-companies/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0)
But hey, this isn't technology, its sports. And if you look at sports like the NBA and the NFL it becomes clear that there just aren't that many african american athletes.... ::) ::) ::)

When I worked for AIG, we actually had a diversity program and through it, hired a black man and woman. I just thought that was funny that they need a program for it. But corporate companies are funny like that. It's as stereotypical as it gets. At my old job, most all managers are white men, very few women on the top tier, average workers are white and asian with a sprinkle of other races in there and you lower tier workers that are like filers and what not are all minorities from Filipinos, mexicans, blacks, etc. We even had a management department that does all the bitch work for our building from moving desks and other manual laborers and none of them were white.�
You don't consider Filipinos Asian?

They don't even consider themselves Asian. Actually last time I took a survey, they did have the category Pacific Islander. I went to a school with a huge Filipino population and the last thing they wanted to be known as was Asian. The whole pacific islander thing is weird. I know a guy in the Philippines and no one says that at all. It's like a Filipino American thing.

 


You must know the shitty Filipinos who think they're hawaiian and wear that awful cukui shit. My wife is Filipino, she considers herself Asian. She can't stand the kids previously mentioned. It's weird, people from Singapore, Malaysia or Japan don't pull that pacific islander bullshit.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: lk130 on September 25, 2014, 06:52:56 PM
Huf has yet to turn up
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: imgne on September 25, 2014, 07:33:10 PM
skateboarding is predominately white. most owners of companies are white. most companies advertise to white skaters.
most us non-white skaters understand that and are cool with it.
idk man, if you ever been or go to LES park you'll see how not-white skateboarding has become, and I definitely think reflecting that more in companies would be nothing but a good thing.

Also I bet Clinten is white af and doesn't recognize his own white privilege. You know who gives a fuck? Non-white people...

He's very white indeed and is from one of the most racist countries in the world... STRAYA!

Truth be told, I hadn't posted on here in a while so I figured I'd pump out an un-necessary rant to fuel a bit of discussion for the thread.. Kudo's for calling me out on the whole white privilege though, although I'm well aware of it, it doesn't make much of a difference when the vast majority of white people aren't aware of it.

Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: #1 Tic-Tacker on September 25, 2014, 08:48:52 PM
Ups to all the Pals that want a little more #TeamDiversity to #TeamHandsome
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: yapple dapple on September 25, 2014, 08:57:26 PM
stupid Question, but I'll Bite.

I would buy the fuck out of Keenan Milton shoe. Only,If only the proceeds went to the family.
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: Tracer on September 25, 2014, 09:09:25 PM
what a funny thread. name me 1 good black american skater not hooked up. Huf is doing great, they don't need to expand their team
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: #1 Tic-Tacker on September 25, 2014, 09:53:29 PM
Non-white doesn't necessarily mean black. What's Jose Rojo up to?
Title: Re: Who do you think will be the first non-white Huf team rider
Post by: lk130 on September 25, 2014, 11:22:21 PM
Enjoi will have a groundbreaking unexpected video ::)