[editor's note on june 13, 1998 president clinton gave the commencement address at portland (or) state university in which he laid out his administration's policy regarding immigration moving beyond the introductory comments, we present the main body of the speech. For the national parks centennial, officials want to attract more diverse visitors us national parks are trying to solve their diversity problem our human resources department added a. How do we make the national parks more diverse everyone agrees park visitors should better represent our country’s diverse population four experts weigh in on how we can break down the barriers.
Attendance to the national parks reached a record-breaking 2928 million visits in 2014 despite the increase in popularity, african americans continue to be one of the most underrepresented visitor demographics in the parks. A coalition of more than 30 groups is pushing for greater diversity in national parks and other public lands meanwhile, 36 house democrats have sent a letter to the parks director asking for the same.
A shift is evident outside national parks as well last year, the sierra club elected its first african-american president and, this spring, hired its first director of diversity, equity, and inclusion. National park service at 100 seeking diversity in visitors and employees latino or asian, don’t visit us national parks in great numbers are complex but having a more diverse workforce.
Enhance cultural diversity in national parks, (2) the success or failure of those programs, (3) reasons for success or failure, (4) nps goals and objectives regarding relevancy in the 21st century, and (5) reasons for under-representation of communities of color in national parks.
The place to start is the national park service about 80 percent of park service employees in 2014 were white the parks’ official charity, the national park foundation, has four minority members on its 22-person board.