Black kids booted from a swim club in Philadelphia

Just read a story about a swim club here in the Philadelphia area that booted a group of black kids from the club because of their skin color. The news stories state that all the white kids left the pool once the black kids entered. That the black kids were asked to leave because the club doesn’t allow black people in the club. That parents complained about the safety of their children.

If you don’t believe me, read the following quote:

Then the swim club president  John Duesler issued this statement: “There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club.”

I can’t believe, given time to craft a response, that the response they came up with. I do believe in this day and age that we have racist bastards out there.

The story has blown up to a national story on the Huffington Post. If you think racism is dead in this era of a black President, think again.

I’m ready to march on this club. We need to embarrass the members (the ones that can be embarrassed) and out the ones who support this policy.  Who’s available Thursday morning?

View more news videos at: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/video.

  • http://jennmartinelli.net/weblog Jenn

    What? What??? WHAT????? WHAT????? WHAT????? WHAT????? WHAT????? WHAT????? WHAT?????

    WTF for real. I believe you’re there right now making a stink. Word.
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  • http://www.svrspy.blogspot.com scarlet

    just saw it on cnn.com

    that’s so crazy
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