The basic point is this.
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.
One child who they interviewed was well coached but still a fairly poor actor. He said
"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"
Yeah, that sounds exactly what some evil white person would likely say.
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"
All of them? Really? Hmmm.
Another person connected with the daycare said that
"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."
Does anybody actually believe that anybody is that goddamn stupid in this day and age? Even if they did think this, nobody is going to say that because it's an absolute, guaranteed lawsuit.
The daycare was refunded their money but are unhappy and claiming racism. The owners say otherwise. They call the situation a misunderstanding. On its Web site, the Valley Club disputed the allegations of racism. "We had originally agreed to invite the camps to use our facility, knowing full well that the children from the camps were from multi-ethnic backgrounds," the statement said. The statement was basically that there weren't enough lifeguards to keep up with the guard to child ratio required.
"Unfortunately, we quickly learned that we underestimated the capacity of our facilities and realized that we could not accommodate the number of children from these camps. All funds were returned to the camps and we will re-evaluate the issue at a later date to determine whether it can be feasible in the future." CNN attempted to speak with club President John Duesler on Thursday. He said he had no comment and asked CNN to leave the club property.
Two other day-care centers, neither of which included minority children, had previously been similarly disinvited.
That was ALL they said about that. As far as I'm aware nobody actually looked into and or proved or disproved this statement.
Of course, we all know that claiming no comment is admitting racist activities.
I used to be a lifeguard and I know this is a valid rule if that's the case. A rather obese and very angry/opinionated black woman was interviewed in the midst of a rant about how they had enough members on the daycare staff to make up for the lack of guards. This is a nice try but no dice. It doesn't matter if there are 12 daycare staff to each child. There have to be enough LIFEGUARDS on staff to make up the ratio and the daycare staff are neither employed by the pool, or certified lifeguards, of this I'm sure.
The commission is investigating the allegations, spokeswoman Shannon Powers said, and will attempt to resolve the conflict out of court.
Now the NAACP is foaming at the mouth at the chance to stick it to the swim club.
Daniel Veres, a 16-year old Hispanic teen who is also a member, says the entire situation is just a misunderstanding. "We're not judgmental, we're just friendly," Veres said of the mostly white club.
I guess hispanics don't count.
If anybody ever wondered where the racism in society can be traced back to, this is it. Not the so called racist pool owners but the racist people who are just looking for an excuse to pull the race card any chance they get in order to get their own way.
You can check the full articles here and here.