A Club Refutes the Myth Black People Dont Ski
Heather Ainsworth for The New York Times
By LIZ LEYDEN
Published: February 20, 2012
QUEENSBURY, N.Y. It was nearly time for lessons to begin, but Marcel and Kwesi could not be found. The West Mountain ski school director hurried into the rental shop looking for the missing students. Other members of the Nubian Empire Ski Club filled the benches, snapping stiff buckles into place.
Omoye Cooper, the clubs president, stood among the bent bodies, sorting tickets and fielding questions, including this latest: Where were Marcel and Kwesi?
Ms. Cooper pointed out the window toward the base lodge.
Youll see them, she said, laughing. Theyre probably the only brown boys in there.