Heading to the train tonight, I came across these two young men on the corner of Union Square West, skateboards in hand, engaged in a lively discussion. Darrell (left) and Jason kindly agreed to pose for a photo, and we were able to talk for a few minutes about not only the challenges of being a Black skater, but also how for both of them skating is a passion. Unfortunately, I wasn’t as quick as I should’ve been with the recording of our conversation. Did capture some of it, though. More good news is that, like Black rock, there’s a growing community of Black youth who skate.
Yet another indication of the cultural shift taking place.