It's no surprise that the Adirondacks is comprised of a predominantly white population with regard to both its residents and visitors. As such, there has been a recent push to bring more diversity to the area. However, this begs the question of whether or not BIPOC folks (Black, Indigenous, and other people of color) are welcomed, especially since they have been written out of Adirondack history and have had troubling experiences in the area. With this in mind, I have aimed to research issues of diversity in the region, examining the racism and discrimination throughout its history, how these problems manifest themselves in the present day, and what is being done to make the future of the Adirondacks more welcoming to all.
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