Carp Are for Black Folks, and Other Racist Tales

Fishing traditions and endemic American racism

James Finn
Jun 5 · 7 min read
British angler holding up carp catch, by Team Korda. (CC BY 2.0)

What do carp and dancing go-go boys on Pride floats have in common? More than you might think! Racism and homophobia are often unconscious and unintentional. I learned that from my dad and grandma as they filled my head with racist fishing tropes they had no idea were racist.