Published in


How Did Strength Sports Become So Damn White?

Unpacking a legacy of racism that’s led to the erasure of Black powerlifters

I spent my youth feeling weak, stocky, and ungainly. I struggled with committing to fitness regimes — none seemed to work with my physique and strength goals. In my twenties, I discovered powerlifting-style training. By combing through training websites, I…



Higher Learning. A publication from Medium for the interested man.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Hal H. Harris

Black on Both Sides. Medium Writers Challenge Winner. The founder of Established in 1865. I Tweet @Established1865. E-mail is hal.harris@est1865.com.