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augustmoon

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a friend of mine just published this piece in Vice in conjunction with the 10 anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  She has been studying the scene here for the last few years, and recently finished a thesis on the subject.  kids here have a pretty unique perspective on skating; these kids don't really know much about the skate industry, there are in it for the pure love of it all.  check it out and get stoked:

http://www.vice.com/read/no-comply-the-birth-of-black-skateboarding-in-the-big-easy-0828

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2015, 09:16:22 AM »
Good article but...I think it's a correlation vs. causation thing. There are more black skaters now everywhere than there were ten years ago.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2015, 10:07:02 AM »
beignets are so goddamn good. new orleans seems cool as shit, from an outsider perspective.
surprised to hear a parole officer got someone into skating, wonder how often that happens.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2015, 12:02:01 PM »
"At first I thought it was pussy, you know, like some white shit."

guessing this will be no problem for the pc police on here

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2015, 12:20:37 PM »
"At first I thought it was pussy, you know, like some white shit."

guessing this will be no problem for the pc police on here
heheh.
thanks goodness for the hurricane. if not for katrina all these black skaters would be doing crime.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2015, 01:40:18 PM »


I'm calling bullshit on this manual, though.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2015, 02:34:22 PM »


I'm calling bullshit on this manual, though.
"when you want a new board but ur mom makes you skate through the one you have already."

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2015, 04:25:08 PM »
Someone doesn't know what the fuck Renaissance means.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2015, 11:29:56 PM »
Someone doesn't know what the fuck Renaissance means.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2015, 12:24:04 AM »
"At first I thought it was pussy, you know, like some white shit."

guessing this will be no problem for the pc police on here
maybe not. what about the suede denim secret police? okay with them?

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2015, 02:40:49 AM »
"At first I thought it was pussy, you know, like some white shit."

guessing this will be no problem for the pc police on here
maybe not. what about the suede denim secret police? okay with them?
if you got a niece that isnt cool, i dont think so


I just want everyone to know that I'm only 32.8% skateboarder, and that's on a good day. The rest is just soy and cum.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2015, 06:41:06 AM »
Good article but...I think it's a correlation vs. causation thing. There are more black skaters now everywhere than there were ten years ago.

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2015, 10:19:36 AM »
the city went from having maybe 5 or so black kids skating to being about 90% black hood dudes in a couple years.  i've lived a lot of places, and I've never seen anything like that.  

my bad, i thought you guys would enjoy hearing kids talking about skating from a different perspective than the usual.  please, carry on your threads about Josh Kalis' facebook posts and making fun of the fashion choices of people dying of cancer.  

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Re: How Katrina Sparked a Black Skateboarding Renaissance in New Orleans
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2015, 02:11:44 PM »
shut up loser