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What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« on: May 15, 2018, 07:17:45 AM »
What skate companies out there have majority ownership by a person/people of color? I donít really know of any off the top of my head right now but I know theyíre out there.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 07:21:09 AM »
What skate companies out there have majority ownership by a person/people of color? I donít really know of any off the top of my head right now but I know theyíre out there.

Stevie still owns DGK, right? Also AYC, if that counts.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 07:30:46 AM »
I think Hopps belongs mostly to Jahmal Williams? I'm fairly certain Pep Kim owns a chunk of Chrystie, as well, but don't quote me on that.

Is Lev Tanju of Palace a POC?

Also, this is a great thread, Will. Back it.
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 07:32:23 AM »
Hardies, Max Allure...AND i'm spent...
I think the major trouble is: a lot of individuals are having trouble procuring the small loan of a million dollars that apparently some of our fathers can just give to us.
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 07:34:04 AM »
primitive by paul and spanish mike?  not sure on that tho

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 07:36:41 AM »
Selfish. Before anyone says Jereme isn't of color check againÖhe's ginger.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 07:47:52 AM »
Daniel Kim owns Sting Water, and that stuff stings the face.
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 07:48:08 AM »
it only cost about $1000 to start a skateboard company

so you young fellas get cracking on this

also, to answer the OP, do all the manufacturing plants in china count?
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2018, 08:05:54 AM »
BLVD

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2018, 08:07:44 AM »
Vitello's are Latin American and own practically everything. Although, I think they are originally of Italian descent. 

Also, figuring out who owns what exactly in certain scenario's is difficult. Like how much of Real does Tommy own and how much of Krooked does Gonz own. Due to these being privately held companies this info is never publically available.

Does anyone know what Lev Tanju's background is?

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2018, 08:11:46 AM »
Jason Jesse will soon be minority owned.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 08:14:57 AM »
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 08:15:57 AM »
primitive by paul and spanish mike?  not sure on that tho
itís Paul and that old white dude that films for dc

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 08:18:37 AM »
Vitello's are Latin American and own practically everything. Although, I think they are originally of Italian descent. 

Also, figuring out who owns what exactly in certain scenario's is difficult. Like how much of Real does Tommy own and how much of Krooked does Gonz own. Due to these being privately held companies this info is never publically available.

Does anyone know what Lev Tanju's background is?
I know a Turkish guy with the same last name, so maybe turkish?

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2018, 08:31:03 AM »
Vitello's are Latin American and own practically everything. Although, I think they are originally of Italian descent. 

Also, figuring out who owns what exactly in certain scenario's is difficult. Like how much of Real does Tommy own and how much of Krooked does Gonz own. Due to these being privately held companies this info is never publically available.

Does anyone know what Lev Tanju's background is?
I know a Turkish guy with the same last name, so maybe turkish?

https://theidleman.com/manual/life/who-is-lev-tanju/

yeah, half-turkish is right

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2018, 08:33:17 AM »
This thread turned out great the last time we had it.
http://www.slapmagazine.com/index.php?topic=90101.30


I'd add Ace and Diamond to the list.


And Wayward, minus Brophy.
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2018, 08:35:24 AM »
Vitello's are Latin American and own practically everything. Although, I think they are originally of Italian descent. 

Also, figuring out who owns what exactly in certain scenario's is difficult. Like how much of Real does Tommy own and how much of Krooked does Gonz own. Due to these being privately held companies this info is never publically available.

Does anyone know what Lev Tanju's background is?
I know a Turkish guy with the same last name, so maybe turkish?
That's what I thought, but then we get into do Turkish people count as POC or as a minority considering the standards can get pretty arbitrary at points.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2018, 08:39:38 AM »
Quartet I believe is minority owned.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2018, 08:58:12 AM »
I think George Powell and Stacey Peralta identify as non-binary, so...

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2018, 09:04:12 AM »
how much of traffic does ricky own?

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2018, 09:07:31 AM »
meow is owned by a white woman. besides the fact that behind every black man in a tree was a good white woman, they're considered minorities.
LGBTQ minority BA briefly owned 3D.
real minorities? public housing maybe.
kareem had companies back in the day.
daewon too.
nowadays, just some budget stuff i think. dgk usedta be.
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2018, 09:29:28 AM »
carpet co is by two middle eastern brothers, thats the best company out right now!
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2018, 09:47:49 AM »
Navarrette has a piece of Creature doesn't he?

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2018, 09:48:33 AM »
all of Sal's companies were dope. too bad nothing was permanent.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2018, 10:23:46 AM »
Western Edition is owned by Kent from FTC.
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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2018, 10:31:24 AM »
carpet co is by two middle eastern brothers, thats the best company out right now!

Yea carpet is sick
only in skateboarding is putting an adult in a position where they might have to actually work for their income "ruining their life"  ::)

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2018, 10:56:54 AM »
What skate companies out there have majority ownership by a person/people of color? I donít really know of any off the top of my head right now but I know theyíre out there.
Totally not trying to go all Jason Jesse, but, "White" or people of European decent is a, "Color."  Just my opinion, but I don't think it's cool to base your skate purchases based off people's skin color or race.  Who cares?, as long as the team is good and the product is quality. 

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #27 on: May 15, 2018, 11:08:34 AM »
Jason Jesse will soon be minority owned.
Scout Jesse got blacked, confirmed.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #28 on: May 15, 2018, 11:17:59 AM »
carpet co is by two middle eastern brothers, thats the best company out right now!
Big ups to these guys. Everything they put out is dope.

Also, the game needs Organikarl. Someone back this man.

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Re: What Skate Companies are Minority Owned?
« Reply #29 on: May 15, 2018, 11:26:17 AM »
What skate companies out there have majority ownership by a person/people of color? I donít really know of any off the top of my head right now but I know theyíre out there.
Totally not trying to go all Jason Jesse, but, "White" or people of European decent is a, "Color."  Just my opinion, but I don't think it's cool to base your skate purchases based off people's skin color or race.  Who cares?, as long as the team is good and the product is quality. 

Because Itís important for minorities to break bread with each other and build a strong economic base amongst themselves. In an industry dominated by whites, I think there should be somewhat of an emphasis on minorities supporting their own across all races. DLX, NHS, etc have gotten plenty of money from me over the years, Iíd just like to make more of an effort to spend said money amongst the small companies owned by people who look like me instead of all of it going towards an already well-off company/distro that may or may not actually give a fuck about me
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