Firstly. We acknowledge and extend our appreciation for the Dja Dja Wurrung People, the Traditional Owners of the land on which we and the CFBD box stand upon. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging, for they hold the hopes of all Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples.
We are visitors on this country.
Right now we are facing some very serious issues and within the last few hours they have hit the CrossFit community in a real bad way.
Given my lack of knowledge and experience in most matters of race, my policy has been to shut up, listen, and attempt to learn.
Also, we believe that talk is cheap and that the best thing we can do as a community is support positive change through our actions.
However while observing and saying nothing I am at war with myself
On one hand I think about the following quote…
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”
Then on the other hand I also think about this quote
“You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about”
Given our affiliation with the CrossFit brand however, now is the time to speak up and let you know where I stand as a coach and business owner.
Being a racist is a fucking stupid thing to be, of course we stand against racism!
Greg glassman has said some stupid things recently…. he fucked up
He has since apologized
You don’t just get off the hook because you apologise, but you should be given the chance to let your actions show that you really are sorry
I think with the amount of Good Greg glassman and CrossFit have done we should at least give them the chance to unfuck this situation
We will continue to collect data and make a decision on our continued affiliation with CrossFit when we have all the information to do so.
For now our attention is on what we can do in our community. Our ethos: a place where you can be yourself and pursue your goals surrounded by positive energy and comradery. We are working through our next steps but this ethos of our community sets our foundation for the future. We want to help our community and find solutions to problems, not simply jump on social bandwagons and develop the mindset of All-or-nothing thinking.
All-or-nothing thinking often involves using absolute terms, such as never or ever. This type of faulty thinking can also include an inability to see the alternatives in a situation or solutions to a problem.