Meet Melanated Mariners
Last summer, in the wake of the death of George Floyd in the US during his arrest by police and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement, Buki Hough a marine personnel manager at Seaspan, became engaged in more conversations about diversity, then started a new group called Melanated Mariners.
“I just felt like something really switched in me,” she told Tradewinds News.
“We keep talking about the under-representation of women and indigenous people, but nobody is addressing the elephant in the room in North America — that black people are not very well represented in the marine industry.”
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