Thursday, July 9, 2009

Swim Club tossing Black Kids out of the pool, probably wish they had not (Video)

Racism is alive and well in the good old, U.S. of A!!! Philadelphia the City of Brotherly Hate!!

In a statement posted on its Web site Thursday afternoon, a swim club said accusations that it discriminated against a day camp for minority children were untrue.

The Valley Club doesn't have the capacity to deal with outside groups and returned money to more than one day camp, the club said.

Alethea Wright, director of Creative Steps, a summer camp for minority children, said the organization paid for weekly swim time at the pool. But during a trip there June 29 some of the children said they heard people asking what "black kids" were doing at the club, Wright said.

In its statement, the swim club called its membership diverse and said any comments that may or may not have been made by members are not shared by its board.

Commission plans investigation
The Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission said it will investigate the allegations that the club kicked out black and Hispanic children. read it all here...

Read more here and from Adam B over @ Daily Kos

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