News Even the Red Cross is Racist!

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  1. TheLACritic

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    image.jpeg Why is everyone so racist? Why is this institutional and subliminal racism so prevalent that continues to keep black people from succeeding (or swimming)?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...pool-safety-poster-prompts-red-cross-apology/

    "Ebony Rosemond heads a Maryland-based organization called Black Kids Swim, which is dedicated to helping young African Americans to become swimmers. Rosemond told The Washington Post that black children face a legacy of discrimination at public pools and beaches that makes them less likely to take up swimming as a recreational activity or sport.

    For decades, she noted, black swimmers were denied swimming lessons or barred from public pools, forcing them to swim in more dangerous locations. Stories about drownings imprinted on a generation of African Americans a fear of the water that has not subsided, she said.
     
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    I thought blacks couldn't swim?
     
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    So the poster is a problem because 3/4 of the "not cool" kids are black?
     
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    If you're at a pool with black peoples, get ready to leave early.
     
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    I had a friend in college who couldn't swim. He'd move his arms and legs and just sink. He didn't do much for the black stereotype.
     
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    It's cause of their bone density
     
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    I am white and cannot swim (well, maybe from here to there to save my life). I even had swimming class in high school. Can't tread water for shit. I just sink like a rock. I was also pretty poor and had the poor-people colored lunch pass. maybe it is a socio-economic issue. maybe poorer people are just less buoyant. I haven't really tried it since I've had a decent job now that I think of it.
     
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    OP seems to be very sensitive. :console:
     
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    :lol:
     
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    what a dumbass. I think I'll jump into the ocean even though I can't swim. What could go wrong?
     
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    Christ. Is it very thing racist now?
    Who are the douchebags combing over every single thing trying to make them racist?
     
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    Water is racist.
     
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    Al Campanis probably said it best when he said "...............why are black men, or black people, not good swimmers? Because they don't have the buoyancy."

    Bye Al, it was nice knowing you.

     
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    I count two white kids being not cool.
     
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    Thats because they were too close to not cool people