aMessageToCharlie wrote: ↑
Sun May 08, 2022 5:17 pm
What is the percentage of POC in F1 compared to the percentage of POC in the total world population?
Persons of Black heritage in F1 is less than 1% according to the study. It could be 0.01% it could be 0.99%. You will have to check the exact figure.
I think there are two black mechanics in F1 currentlty. And one black woman tribologist who was hand-picked by Lewis.
Can't use world population to compare ratios. use the UK would be more accurate becauae Switzerland and Italy you can sorta rule those out.
Black is 3% and Mixed is 2% in the UK. So you can use anywhere from 3% to 5% for your comparison.
My impression is that especially the Chinese for example would be massivly more underrepresented in F1 compared to total world population than POC.
Compare the Chinese in the UK then. If he sees a problem, and has the initiative to do so, Zhou could do a study if he felt Chinese are finding it difficult/don't see a need/ dont get opportunity to enter into STEM motorsport jobs and such in the UK. It would be a nice study and I would love to see it. I wouldn't bash him as to say he is a fool or he's trying to destroy the sport.
Everything points to economic background and stable nuclear family being the main differentiator in opportunity, rather than race. And in many cases it's the total dedication of the father who drives millions of miles to kart tracks all over europe for years with his son that brings them into F1 (HAM, VER, VET,...)
Disagreed. All due respect you are clearly sheltered and never witnessed these issues.
If intereted you can read about effect of slavery on nuclear families. To undertsand how messed up that was, families were routinely separated. Mothers raped for punishement etc. Father's used as breeding studs. You obviously don't know about this stuff. But it's out there if you want to read that.
Michael Schumacher came from nothing and earned every right to pave his son's way into F1 just like HAM would do if he had a kid. Same for Verstappen, Vettel, Rosberg and probably many many others.
Michael schumacher's family owned/operated a Karting track. Came from nothing? Poor people can't own Karting tracks so he may not have been from a rich family but he had maybe the best set of resources to master karting.
Every driver on the grid had circumstances in their live influence on how they got their cockpit. That doesnt mean they don’t deserve to be in F1. If HAM was white, you'd add him to your "priviledge list" as well as he was supported, fostered and sponsored by a white old man since he was just a child. But you didnt.
No one said other drivers don't deserve to be in F1.
I reckon if HAM were white there wouldn't be any Lewis Hamilton the F1 racer!
The racism they faced likely gave him and his dad the extra drive to succeed.
I have a good video for you to watch as a starter. It does not go into the history of colonization and what it means to be a second class citizen, which is an added complication, it look at basic environmental factors, then compare that to what the average POC community is like (remember civil rights were just a few decades ago). Obviously economics is a factor but that in itself is another barrier that POC have to break.