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Outdoor group strives to reconnect African Americans with nature




Rue Mapp and Outdoor Afro members whitewater rafting on the American River.
Rue Mapp and Outdoor Afro members whitewater rafting on the American River.
Photo courtesy of Outdoor Afro.

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Diversity in the national parks has been a key issue over the last year. 

Here in California, parks are gearing up for a huge revamp, and that includes expanding its outreach to hire and appeal to more people of color.

The Oakland-based group Outdoor Afro has been working to connect people of color with the outdoors and nature using social media. Rue Mapp is the founder of the organization and she joins Take Two to talk more about some of the challenges people of color face and what can be done.