Moonglade: Mainers of Color Love the Outdoors, Fear 'From Away' Attitudes
An article exploring the impact of racism on the ability of people of color to enjoy the outdoors. Focuses on Theary Leng Ryder, a Cambodian-American from Gorham, and Sosanya Pok, a Scarborough resident of Cambodian descent, and the racism they experienced when traveling in rural Maine for a camping trip. Discusses the deep roots white supremacist attitudes have in the history of Americans enjoying nature and the outdoors, and how these attitudes continue to affect the experience of people of color. Touches on the particular mistrust Mainers have of people "from away," and how racism unfairly inflicts this mistrust on Mainers of color.
Chann, Marpheen, "Moonglade: Mainers of Color Love the Outdoors, Fear 'From Away' Attitudes" (2022). Maine News Index – Amjambo Africa!. 13.