Thursday, July 09, 2009

Segregation is alive and well in northeast Philadelphia

Just take a look at this disgusting story and tell me again about how all races are treated equally in America. A large number of campers – most of them children – were brusquely kicked out of a private swim club, and all the evidence (and there is alot of it) strongly suggests (read: screams) it was because of plain racism.

"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.

How utterly pathetic and disturbing. How come no law enforcement officials have cracked down on this Blackaphobic asses yet?

Just in case it still wasn't clear why these "minority" folks were being kicked out:

"There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club," John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club said in a statement.

"Change the complexion"? My, I didn't know your poor pool was so susceptible to being t(a)inted with Blackness ... What a ridiculous wording for a ridiculous reasoning. If you're gonna be a racist fuck, at least admit it. Otherwise you're both a racist, and a coward.

(via The Agitator)


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