If this is not a throwback of straight up racism, then I don't know what to call it.
More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason.
"I heard this lady, she was like, 'Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?' She's like, 'I'm scared they might do something to my child,'" said camper Dymire Baylor.
The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The Valley Swim Club is a private club that advertises open membership. But the campers' first visit to the pool suggested otherwise.
"When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool," Horace Gibson, parent of a day camp child, wrote in an email. "The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately."
The next day the club told the camp director that the camp's membership was being suspended and their money would be refunded.
"I said, 'The parents don't want the refund. They want a place for their children to swim,'" camp director Aetha Wright said.
Campers remain unsure why they're no longer welcome.
"They just kicked us out. And we were about to go. Had our swim things and everything," said camper Simer Burwell. read all of it here...
In this day and age? When we think we are advancing racial barriers? These small-minded RICH WHITE FOLK had to take it out on minority, inner-city kids? Who paid their money and only wanted to swim?
Those people at that club should be ashamed of themselves and the media should put them on blast, but I doubt if it changes anything. Prejudice is taught, you are not born with it. And those folk at that club are on the top of the IGNORANT pole.
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