Racism Alleged As Kids Barred From Pa. Swim Club

Jul 10, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: CBS 11

A Philadelphia camp director says parents of some minority children asked not to return to a suburban private pool are contemplating legal action after some kids said they heard racial comments.

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Jebus4Prez

Philadelphia, PA

#1 Jul 10, 2009
"Why does every thing have to racist?

Just because they don't want to share the same air much less to be befouled by swimming in the same water with the BLAXXX, that don't mean it's because of race... ", says the YT.

Blatant racism, whites don't care, I'm not surprised, a stupid and ignorant black person steps up to defend the YT, I'm not surprised by that either (just angry), YT will deny it as racism and the story dies down, Blacks say nothing and the world goes round.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Jul 12, 2009
Why couldn't the "swim club" just honor the contract they entered into with the day camp!! The day camp asked could they use the pool, and how much would it be, the swim club said yes; and agreed upon a fee, the fee was paid, and a date was set; when the date arrived and the day camp arrived on site to use the facilities, there was a problem, caused by the member/parents/adults of the swim club!!

The children was made to comply with the adults decision to leave the pool. The management said that the "complexion" of the pool had changed!! Then the management said that it was a "safety issue". Then the management, under duress, said that it made a wrong choice of words.

The swim club tried to sweep it all under the carpet, by returning the day camp its money, knowing that the ONLY way a contract can be amended, or discharged is with another contract!!

Nothing was in writing, and no attempt was made to make the day camp WHOLE! The day camp children's civil rights were violated, and the day to remember, was turned into a day of infamy!!

So, who caused the racism and why did they cause it? All the children wanted to do was swim, for a few hours, and go home!!!
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#4 Jul 12, 2009
When Lou Dobbs covered this he mentioned 2 stories associated with race. One was this one , which all the mouth peices on affirmative action are already doing their community organizing stunts and creating unrest racially as usual. The other story was about a white family that was attacked by a mob of black teens. They screamed racial slurs during the attack. Of course none of the Jessy Jacksons or Al Sharptons spoke up on that one that I saw yet. It will be interesting to watch both cases and see which one the media shoves in our faces on a regular basis. My guess is anything that promotes affirmative action. One politician said also that a hate crime can only be committed against people of color, not whites. I wonder why that is?
Chicago Guy

Columbus, IN

#5 Jul 12, 2009
Carol wrote:
When Lou Dobbs covered this he mentioned 2 stories associated with race. One was this one , which all the mouth peices on affirmative action are already doing their community organizing stunts and creating unrest racially as usual. The other story was about a white family that was attacked by a mob of black teens. They screamed racial slurs during the attack. Of course none of the Jessy Jacksons or Al Sharptons spoke up on that one that I saw yet. It will be interesting to watch both cases and see which one the media shoves in our faces on a regular basis. My guess is anything that promotes affirmative action. One politician said also that a hate crime can only be committed against people of color, not whites. I wonder why that is?
Certainly you're sensible enough to see that the actions of a few random teens, while undoubtedly racist, is not comparable to an institution violating a contract on racist grounds.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Jul 12, 2009
Chicago Guy wrote:
<quoted text>
Certainly you're sensible enough to see that the actions of a few random teens, while undoubtedly racist, is not comparable to an institution violating a contract on racist grounds.
Great point, to which I agree with completely. It is probably safe to say that racism will never be completely erradicated, in our lifetimes. On the other hand, why damage innocent children, by taking their money, and not giving them what they paid for? This is truly disgusting.

What can the children possibly learn of good from this horrible event? It appears that no one even cares about what the children experienced on both sides of the coin.

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#7 Jul 13, 2009
And what does Jesse Jackson think about this?
rock

AOL

#8 Jul 13, 2009
Telstar wrote:
And what does Jesse Jackson think about this?
he should be mad as hell
Philly is a Kniger city

United States

#9 Jul 13, 2009
Indigenous wrote:
Why couldn't the "swim club" just honor the contract they entered into with the day camp!! The day camp asked could they use the pool, and how much would it be, the swim club said yes; and agreed upon a fee, the fee was paid, and a date was set; when the date arrived and the day camp arrived on site to use the facilities, there was a problem, caused by the member/parents/adults of the swim club!!
The children was made to comply with the adults decision to leave the pool. The management said that the "complexion" of the pool had changed!! Then the management said that it was a "safety issue". Then the management, under duress, said that it made a wrong choice of words.
The swim club tried to sweep it all under the carpet, by returning the day camp its money, knowing that the ONLY way a contract can be amended, or discharged is with another contract!!
Nothing was in writing, and no attempt was made to make the day camp WHOLE! The day camp children's civil rights were violated, and the day to remember, was turned into a day of infamy!!
So, who caused the racism and why did they cause it? All the children wanted to do was swim, for a few hours, and go home!!!
A. Most coloreds don't know how to swim and would severely understaff the few life guards on duty. B. Coloreds are very rude and obnoxious. When a neighboring city near where I live was faced with the SAME problem.....they simply closed the pool. Quit it with the "oh poo' me,I be black" bullshit.
Philly is a Kniger city

United States

#10 Jul 13, 2009
Indigenous wrote:
<quoted text>
Great point, to which I agree with completely. It is probably safe to say that racism will never be completely erradicated, in our lifetimes. On the other hand, why damage innocent children, by taking their money, and not giving them what they paid for? This is truly disgusting.
What can the children possibly learn of good from this horrible event? It appears that no one even cares about what the children experienced on both sides of the coin.
They are simply following the racist hate teachings of Rev. Wright..........
Philly is a Kniger city

United States

#11 Jul 13, 2009
rock wrote:
<quoted text>
he should be mad as hell
He is busy cheating on his wife again........

Since: May 09

Doylestown, PA

#13 Jul 13, 2009
As always we got this story from the news media one face at a time. Each time we thought we knew what was happening another fact emerges. The news media is doing a terrible job of reporting the news but a great job of instigating and creating news.

Since: Feb 08

Pittsburg Pa

#14 Jul 14, 2009
Telstar wrote:
And what does Jesse Jackson think about this?
I just talked to him and he will be there in 3 hours.

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#15 Jul 14, 2009
Don't forget Al Sharpton.

I think they travel together.
The Blatant One

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Jul 14, 2009
To All of the Blacks Raising a Stink About This:
Know this, if you know nothing else: "Reputations are earned."
Hasn't the press and other media informed the public that a whole queue of police officer deaths in Philadelphia was caused by mostly African Americans? Aren't SEPTA busses and subway trains left like pigsties by young Black thugs who pretend to be (or are) illiterate and eat & drink aboard in violation of the law, and then leave their trash behind? The same goes for bus stops, especially in white neighborhoods where Black kids attend public schools!!! Aren't whites regularly attacked, robbed, raped, and/or murdered by Blacks?
...and you're all surprised that people leave the pool when you show up acting like a bunch of WILD, WHOOPING WOODSIES?!?!?!?
"Reputations are earned" and, unfortunately, due to their own doing, Blacks have a GREAT DEAL OF ILL-REPUTE!!! Maybe Al Sharpton should be thinking about how to persuade "y'all" to behave better in society, work more productively, cross the street faster and not hold up traffic, and live better as people by not using drugs/alcohol/sex so much, rather than getting a postage stamp for Michael Jackson!!! Maybe then you'll get a place in the pool just like you got a seat near the front of the bus!!!!!
Think about it, "Y'All!!!!!"
Sheila

Sherman, TX

#17 Jul 22, 2009
Has anyone besides me been standing next to a black kid when his head pops up out of the water and that rainbow colored oil-slick goes running down his shoulders? My skin cannot take bathing in Vasoline! It's just that simple.It's not always about color,sometimes it's about grease.

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#20 Jul 23, 2009
Sheila wrote:
Has anyone besides me been standing next to a black kid when his head pops up out of the water and that rainbow colored oil-slick goes running down his shoulders? My skin cannot take bathing in Vasoline! It's just that simple.It's not always about color,sometimes it's about grease.
I thought the 1950s were over.

Apparently not.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#21 Aug 8, 2009
The Blatant One wrote:
To All of the Blacks Raising a Stink About This:
Know this, if you know nothing else: "Reputations are earned."
Hasn't the press and other media informed the public that a whole queue of police officer deaths in Philadelphia was caused by mostly African Americans? Aren't SEPTA busses and subway trains left like pigsties by young Black thugs who pretend to be (or are) illiterate and eat & drink aboard in violation of the law, and then leave their trash behind? The same goes for bus stops, especially in white neighborhoods where Black kids attend public schools!!! Aren't whites regularly attacked, robbed, raped, and/or murdered by Blacks?
...and you're all surprised that people leave the pool when you show up acting like a bunch of WILD, WHOOPING WOODSIES?!?!?!?
"Reputations are earned" and, unfortunately, due to their own doing, Blacks have a GREAT DEAL OF ILL-REPUTE!!! Maybe Al Sharpton should be thinking about how to persuade "y'all" to behave better in society, work more productively, cross the street faster and not hold up traffic, and live better as people by not using drugs/alcohol/sex so much, rather than getting a postage stamp for Michael Jackson!!! Maybe then you'll get a place in the pool just like you got a seat near the front of the bus!!!!!
Think about it, "Y'All!!!!!"
Isn't Philadelphia a predominately Black city. And if you go to a predominately white city you find the same problems however those causing the problems are white.
They really do smell

United States

#22 Aug 8, 2009
Sheila wrote:
Has anyone besides me been standing next to a black kid when his head pops up out of the water and that rainbow colored oil-slick goes running down his shoulders? My skin cannot take bathing in Vasoline! It's just that simple.It's not always about color,sometimes it's about grease.
I agree completely. Unfortunately for the blacks, they are a dirty race. The solution to this problem is simple; designate parts of Philadelphia as black only. They could have their own pools, stores, and buses. It's almost that way now anyway as most intelligent whites have moved out of predominately black areas-leaving only the low-class drug addicts, mentally defectives, and criminals. Intelligent people really don't want to be around ignorant, malodorous, ill-behaved individuals.

Since: Jun 09

Scrotum, Idaho

#23 Aug 8, 2009
They really do smell wrote:
<quoted text>

I agree completely.

Unfortunately for the blacks, they are a dirty race.

The solution to this problem is simple; designate parts of Philadelphia as black only.

They could have their own pools, stores, and buses.

It's almost that way now anyway as most intelligent whites have moved out of predominately black areas-leaving only the low-class drug addicts, mentally defectives, and criminals.

Intelligent people really don't want to be around ignorant, malodorous, ill-behaved individuals.
This is disgusting.
resident

Philadelphia, PA

#24 Aug 8, 2009
They really do smell wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree completely. Unfortunately for the blacks, they are a dirty race. The solution to this problem is simple; designate parts of Philadelphia as black only. They could have their own pools, stores, and buses. It's almost that way now anyway as most intelligent whites have moved out of predominately black areas-leaving only the low-class drug addicts, mentally defectives, and criminals. Intelligent people really don't want to be around ignorant, malodorous, ill-behaved individuals.
Designate parts of Philadelphia as black only? R U kidding? Philadelphia is only black, now. u can see it in the way the hoods have gone down. It's happening in UD now, wolf packs (black 0 roaming and attacking.

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