You know, I never really thought about it like this, but when I lived in Detroit I belonged to a health club where the membership was somewhere in excess of 80% Black.

I swam several days a week for quite a long time, and it’s just occurring to me that most of the people doing laps were white, quite in contrast to the rest of the gym where I was in a distinct minority as a white person. When I ran on the indoor track, most of the people running with me were Black. Likewise in the weight room.

So your observations must not hold for just the UK.

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot.

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