Pop quiz: Can you name any black skateboarders with endorsement deals? I’ll give you a moment as they exist… Jabari Pendleton, Karl Watson and Ron Allen are select examples.
Is skateboarding a black thing? Contrary to popular opinion, it is most certainly a black thing! It’s a lifestyle that members of all communities identify with including those of African American descent.
Although a release date hasn’t been established, ‘The Blackboard,’ a documentary directed by Marquis Bradshaw, highlights ‘boarding’ from the black perspective. Covering the inherent stereotypes and acceptance in the black community all the while challenging identity and culture, ‘The Blackboard’ proves to be a great tale.