‘I don’t think black folks like to camp as much as white folks!’: Burning Man founder tries to defend the annual festival’s lack of diversity

The founder of Burning Man tried to defend the lack of diversity at the annual festival with quite a generalization on Friday: ‘I don’t think black people like to camp,’ he claimed.

Larry Harvey shared his thoughts on the subject during a press conference at the festival, which is currently taking place in the desert of Black Rock City, Nevada. One of the festival’s ten principles is ‘racial inclusion’.

After claiming that the lack of diversity might be due to ‘historic reasons’, he clarified his comments on Friday.