The Adirondack Park is one of the least diverse places in America. There’s
evidence that people of color don’t feel welcome in the park’s
overwhelmingly white, small towns.
The Adirondack Diversity Initiative is starting a conversation about racial
bias and inequality, drawing new energy and urgency from the Black Lives
Matter movement. ADI was formed as a volunteer-run organization in 2015. In
2019, ADI hired its first full-time director, Nicky Hylton-Patterson.