Private Swim club Accused of Racism A...

Private Swim club Accused of Racism Asks Kids Back

There are 162 comments on the snafu-ed.blogspot.com story from Jul 12, 2009, titled Private Swim club Accused of Racism Asks Kids Back. In it, snafu-ed.blogspot.com reports that:

The Valley Club, a private suburban swim club in Huntingdon Valley, PA, was accused of racism after it canceled the memberships of 65 minority children. It has now backtracked and said it will seek a meeting with the kids' camps in an attempt to work out an agreement for the children to return.

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su par

Deland, FL

#22 Jul 13, 2009
TO INDEGINOUS: The only thing that club is guilty of is stupidity. About the racism. More and more people do not care anymore. I do not even believe that most of those kids were really affected badly by what happened. The race game is taught at such a young age today and the acting is worthy of Oscar consideration. I am sorry to say that. Soon, there will be many more people just as poor and a lot less money to dole out. Then there will really be charges of racism. A new age is upon us. One not so nice. If you considered this one nice.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#23 Jul 13, 2009
su par wrote:
TO INDEGINOUS: The only thing that club is guilty of is stupidity. About the racism. More and more people do not care anymore. I do not even believe that most of those kids were really affected badly by what happened. The race game is taught at such a young age today and the acting is worthy of Oscar consideration. I am sorry to say that. Soon, there will be many more people just as poor and a lot less money to dole out. Then there will really be charges of racism. A new age is upon us. One not so nice. If you considered this one nice.
What they are guilty of is beyond stupidity. They are guilty of bad business practices. As far as racism is concerned, I believe people are concerned about how people are being treated. The problem is that it is so deeply rooted in Americana (Euro-American values) that those who CHOOSE to ASSIMILATE into those values and culture DON'T CARE!!

Now, I ask you, have you assimilated into those values and culture?, because that is the ONLY way that man's inhumanity and cruelty to man, wouldn't bother people enough to care!!

One more thing: The U.S. spends tons of money to police the world, to build up the world, yet not a penny in the U.S. is spent for the same endeavors!! They spend tons of money bringing in the people whom they've made homeless in there land with wars, conflicts, and other campaigns against them, yet, not a penny for the people who live here!!

Racism may not bother you because you may like being the underdog, and the underclass, there is NOTHING good about racism, it is just another form of CONQUEST!!!

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#24 Jul 14, 2009
checkit wrote:
<quoted text>
..u sound like u think blacks would condone the attack on the 'all-white' family, I don't. Or is it how the attack is characterized as gang violence and not hate violence. Just one of the idiosyncrasies created from the racism early in America. Try making a new thread instead of trying to dilute this one because it clearly shows your trying to divide a very plain situation.
Care to explain this mess?

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#25 Jul 14, 2009
su par wrote:
TO INDEGINOUS: The only thing that club is guilty of is stupidity. About the racism. More and more people do not care anymore. I do not even believe that most of those kids were really affected badly by what happened. The race game is taught at such a young age today and the acting is worthy of Oscar consideration. I am sorry to say that. Soon, there will be many more people just as poor and a lot less money to dole out. Then there will really be charges of racism. A new age is upon us. One not so nice. If you considered this one nice.
You are absolutely right and this swimming pool issue demonstrates just how quickly they will
"teach" the game to their children.

Instead of turning it into a racial issue, why didn't they just take the high road. Take their money back, tell that private swim club to take their pool and shove it, and go find somewhere else to swim. That's what the rest of us would have had to do.

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#26 Jul 14, 2009
martha wrote:
<quoted text> Deepest sympathies to the Marshalls. Since the 1960's, millions of Americans have been forced to leave their neighborhoods (and schools) to avoid being similar victims.
You couldn't be more right, Martha. I'm in that situation right now. For those of us who can't afford to leave what was once a clean, safe, quiet community, we're stuck watching our property values plummet.
Cut me a break

AOL

#27 Jul 14, 2009
Black people cry about everything and they will continue to pass that onto their children. They're ignorant, obnoxious and their children are just like them only smaller. It's a private swim club and it should be allowed to exclude anyone it wants to. Have any of you ever went to a public place where there were loads of blacks....??????Well I have and it's not a pleasant experience at all ! The women are the absolute worst including the young girls, the boys are much easier to tolerate then the females...with their loud mouths speaking ebonics and not watching little Tyrone & Shanaynay !
Cut me a break

AOL

#28 Jul 14, 2009
If blacks are so TIRED of being a TARGET for white people....Why do they insist on living in our neighborhoods ? Or why didn't they find a Private Swim Club in their own neighborhood ? I know why....Cause Blacks don't want to be around other Blacks ! The people from the day camp knew that they would be putting those children's lives in danger by allowing them to swim in their own neighborhood, that says a lot about blacks right there. How often do you see a White family running into a black neighborhood to swim or buy a house..?..NEVER ! We stay in our neighborhood and if you LOVE your Black Brothers & Sisters so much then stay where they are, believe me you won't hurt our feelings....And yes my husband & I have Rebel Flag hanging High in our front Yard.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#29 Jul 14, 2009
Cut me a break wrote:
If blacks are so TIRED of being a TARGET for white people....Why do they insist on living in our neighborhoods ? Or why didn't they find a Private Swim Club in their own neighborhood ? I know why....Cause Blacks don't want to be around other Blacks ! The people from the day camp knew that they would be putting those children's lives in danger by allowing them to swim in their own neighborhood, that says a lot about blacks right there. How often do you see a White family running into a black neighborhood to swim or buy a house..?..NEVER ! We stay in our neighborhood and if you LOVE your Black Brothers & Sisters so much then stay where they are, believe me you won't hurt our feelings....And yes my husband & I have Rebel Flag hanging High in our front Yard.
Because this is America, and people can live ANYWHERE they can AFFORD TO LIVE!! Who made you the boss of America? See, that's racism!! I could easily ask why are whites flocking back to the inner cities? You people are VAIN, and haven't a clue about life!!!

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#30 Jul 14, 2009
Cut me a break wrote:
Black people cry about everything and they will continue to pass that onto their children. They're ignorant, obnoxious and their children are just like them only smaller. It's a private swim club and it should be allowed to exclude anyone it wants to. Have any of you ever went to a public place where there were loads of blacks....??????Well I have and it's not a pleasant experience at all ! The women are the absolute worst including the young girls, the boys are much easier to tolerate then the females...with their loud mouths speaking ebonics and not watching little Tyrone & Shanaynay !
That's how STUPID you are. You believe that a dumb-assed comedian defines so-called black American life, and that is why the Euro-American is so woefully behind the world, because you are unconscious!! Comedians are laugh makers, they are not LEADERS, they get paid to draw laughs out of people, that's all. If you closely inspect the comedian (men, and women) all of them suffer from identity crisis, they are schizophrenics, and cannot be trusted. Yet, when it comes to so-called black American people, a comic's word is taken for gospel!! That's why you all are touting Bill Cosby, you will never see a comic take a stand on an issue like this though!!! What have ANY comic said about this? Issues like this ARE NOT THEIR SPECIALTY, and you will never hear them speak on the HARD CASES OF LIFE!!

So what you say isn't worth the time it took you to say it because you are ignorant, and out of touch!!!

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#31 Jul 14, 2009
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
<quoted text>
You are absolutely right and this swimming pool issue demonstrates just how quickly they will
"teach" the game to their children.
Instead of turning it into a racial issue, why didn't they just take the high road. Take their money back, tell that private swim club to take their pool and shove it, and go find somewhere else to swim. That's what the rest of us would have had to do.
It is not a racial issue jackass!!! It is a breach of contract issue that was made RACIAL, by the swim club members, which was SUPPORTED by ignorant Euro-Americans such as yourself!!

The reason just taking their money back and going on about their business doesn't work, is because, a contract is in place and the ONLY way that a contract can be discharged; or amended, is WITH ANOTHER CONTRACT!!!

Like I said race-baiters such as yourself cannot come up with a SOLUTION, all you know how to do is to FAN THE FLAMES of hatred, and separtion!!

We don't have to "teach" are children a damn thing about racism, everytime they walk out of their homes, they are FACED with it!! Then, we have to spend a LIFETIME EXPLAINING why it happened, and comforting their little innocent souls, about why this has gone on, and continues to go one. And poor ignorant you, want to holler that we are racist!!! LEARN THE MEANING OF THE WORD FIRST, then you might have a chance to understand it!!

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#32 Jul 14, 2009
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
<quoted text>
Care to explain this mess?
You have to explain it. You made the post. All you did was to generalize the issue.

Why would so-called black American people just attack a group of whites for no apparent reason?

Why wasn't the authorities noticed, why wasn't it on the news, why weren't people talking about it?

As checkit said, you appear just ready to start something, because apparently, you are upset that this "swim club" got caught in their racism!!

Now, the management wants to apologize, they weren't thinking about an apology when they first said it. Now, they say that their choice of words were poor, they weren't thinking about how poor the words were when they first spoke them. Why the change of heart?

M-O-N-E-Y!!! They stand to lose BIG-TIME, and they DESERVE IT!! They've lost members, who now what to distance themselves from the MESS THAT THEY MADE!!, the club faces massive lawsuits!! Why didn't/couldn't they just honor the damn contract that they entered into with the day camp?

Was that TOO MUCH TO ASK? Was that TOO MUCH LIKE RIGHT? What is going on in those nutty little minds of theirs, that they would TAKE children's money, and not give the children what they PAID FOR?

You explain THAT!!!

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#33 Jul 14, 2009
Indigenous wrote:
<quoted text>
It is not a racial issue jackass!!! It is a breach of contract issue that was made RACIAL, by the swim club members, which was SUPPORTED by ignorant Euro-Americans such as yourself!!
The reason just taking their money back and going on about their business doesn't work, is because, a contract is in place and the ONLY way that a contract can be discharged; or amended, is WITH ANOTHER CONTRACT!!!
Like I said race-baiters such as yourself cannot come up with a SOLUTION, all you know how to do is to FAN THE FLAMES of hatred, and separtion!!
We don't have to "teach" are children a damn thing about racism, everytime they walk out of their homes, they are FACED with it!! Then, we have to spend a LIFETIME EXPLAINING why it happened, and comforting their little innocent souls, about why this has gone on, and continues to go one. And poor ignorant you, want to holler that we are racist!!! LEARN THE MEANING OF THE WORD FIRST, then you might have a chance to understand it!!
Wow, touchy today, aren't we? QUIT explaining, already!!! I don't need your explanations. Quit bitchin' about it. Quit thinking every faux pas revolves around YOU. You're not the center of the universe. If your little feelings get hurt, get over it. Everyone else does. Grow up and stop the whining. Stop drawing attention to yourselves every single time you think you've been 'dissed. No one cares anymore. We've ALL been treated unfairly at some time or another, personally AND racially, and the rest of us (not just whites) move on and find ways to improve upon ourselves and our situation without constantly crying foul.

You're angry because your "woe is me, I'm a down-trodden, oppressed negro" days are just about over. You have all the rights and opportunities (if not more) as everyone else, and if someone won't let your kids swim in their pool, go elsewhere. Get a refund and move on.

If I took my children to a predominantly black pool and was turned away (for ANY reason), I'd have no recourse because, as we've been told time and time again, there's no such thing as reverse discrimination. I'd have to suck it up and go somewhere else. What makes YOUR children any more special than mine?

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#34 Jul 14, 2009
Indigenous wrote:
<quoted text>
You have to explain it. You made the post. All you did was to generalize the issue.
Why would so-called black American people just attack a group of whites for no apparent reason?
Why wasn't the authorities noticed, why wasn't it on the news, why weren't people talking about it?
As checkit said, you appear just ready to start something, because apparently, you are upset that this "swim club" got caught in their racism!!
Now, the management wants to apologize, they weren't thinking about an apology when they first said it. Now, they say that their choice of words were poor, they weren't thinking about how poor the words were when they first spoke them. Why the change of heart?
M-O-N-E-Y!!! They stand to lose BIG-TIME, and they DESERVE IT!! They've lost members, who now what to distance themselves from the MESS THAT THEY MADE!!, the club faces massive lawsuits!! Why didn't/couldn't they just honor the damn contract that they entered into with the day camp?
Was that TOO MUCH TO ASK? Was that TOO MUCH LIKE RIGHT? What is going on in those nutty little minds of theirs, that they would TAKE children's money, and not give the children what they PAID FOR?
You explain THAT!!!
Why would so-called white people take money from a summer camp and then deny said campers access to the pool? They makes absolutely no sense. If they didn't want black kids in the pool, they wouldn't have agreed to the have them there in the first place.

Have you ever, in your narrow little mind, considered that maybe, JUST MAYBE, the camp showed up with more kids than they were supposed to bring? Did it occur to you that THEY are the ones who could be in the wrong here, but God forbid they'd admit it because they can pull the race card.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#35 Jul 14, 2009
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
<quoted text>
Wow, touchy today, aren't we? QUIT explaining, already!!! I don't need your explanations. Quit bitchin' about it. Quit thinking every faux pas revolves around YOU. You're not the center of the universe. If your little feelings get hurt, get over it. Everyone else does. Grow up and stop the whining. Stop drawing attention to yourselves every single time you think you've been 'dissed. No one cares anymore. We've ALL been treated unfairly at some time or another, personally AND racially, and the rest of us (not just whites) move on and find ways to improve upon ourselves and our situation without constantly crying foul.
You're angry because your "woe is me, I'm a down-trodden, oppressed negro" days are just about over. You have all the rights and opportunities (if not more) as everyone else, and if someone won't let your kids swim in their pool, go elsewhere. Get a refund and move on.
If I took my children to a predominantly black pool and was turned away (for ANY reason), I'd have no recourse because, as we've been told time and time again, there's no such thing as reverse discrimination. I'd have to suck it up and go somewhere else. What makes YOUR children any more special than mine?
You're the one bitchin' about it, and you have no answers!!

My children didn't cause the controversy, if the "swim club" didn't want them there they shouldn't have taken the money, now should they?

Oh, I forgot, money doesn't have a "complexion" until you "see" who gave it to you, right? How is that it wasn't a problem until, the members and "swim club" saw that it was minority children?

YOU NEED TO GROW UP!!

If I was running the day camp, I would have contracted with the Y.M.C.A., or some other "established" vendor!!! All the children wanted to do was to swim. And that is why the U.S. will FAIL, because NO ONE gives a damn ANYMORE!!! Remember, YOU said THAT, HATER!!!

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#36 Jul 14, 2009
Donna Atlanta GA wrote:
<quoted text>
Why would so-called white people take money from a summer camp and then deny said campers access to the pool? They makes absolutely no sense. If they didn't want black kids in the pool, they wouldn't have agreed to the have them there in the first place.
Have you ever, in your narrow little mind, considered that maybe, JUST MAYBE, the camp showed up with more kids than they were supposed to bring? Did it occur to you that THEY are the ones who could be in the wrong here, but God forbid they'd admit it because they can pull the race card.
That is exactly what happened!! Can you imagine in that narrow-little-mind of yours, that the "swim club" mismanaged their scheduling? Oh, I forgot, whites don't make mistakes right???

How could there be more children than the pool could handle, when management is making and handling the schedule?? That's like saying the reason you were late for work was because, you thought you didn't have to come to work that day?

What would your boss say: Don't you know your schedule?

But I guess you would be expecting some leeway because you're white, right?!!! Pitifully PATHETIC!!!
su par

Deland, FL

#37 Jul 14, 2009
TO INDEGENOUS: Although not all of any problems we have, when up to 80% of children are born to single/unwed parents there is no answer. This must be fixed. Most people are not paid attention to when they address this. Therefore many people do not care anymore about race baiting. The game is very advanced now. The money is thinning out now as people are beginning to suffer in America in greater numbers.

“Today, Forever!!!”

Since: Mar 08

Philadelphia, PA

#38 Jul 14, 2009
su par wrote:
TO INDEGENOUS: Although not all of any problems we have, when up to 80% of children are born to single/unwed parents there is no answer. This must be fixed. Most people are not paid attention to when they address this. Therefore many people do not care anymore about race baiting. The game is very advanced now. The money is thinning out now as people are beginning to suffer in America in greater numbers.
People are suffering in this nation because of political reasons. Racism is a policy. Political pressure has tried to right some of these wrongs.

When you understand this, you may feel a lot different!! Take the constitution for instance, this is supposed to be the law of the nation, yet; which amendent addressed the so-called black American people? How much time elasped between the first amendment, and the amendment which addressed so-called black American people for the first time?

When that amendment passed, there was political friction, which was responsible for the great war at that time. From that time on, there has been nothing but political friction concerning the two races: so-called black American, and the immigrant Euro-Americans.

To this day, racism is not understood, because Euro-Americans, who are not affected by racism (exclusion) do not care, some will never care, and so-called black Americans are not self-knowledgeable enough to find out the ROOT CAUSES for it. So-called black Americans are so engulfed with the idea of "getting a peice of the rock", that they have forgotten that the "rock" belongs to them!!!

So out of miseducation, and self-hatred, we believe that all people are the same, and they themselves have been bred to NOT CARE ANYMORE!!

This is called divide and conquer and it is the OLDEST game played out in human history!! Once you get people to no longer CARE about themselves or their kind, and what happens to them, YOU CAN THEN BE SAFELY CONQUERED!!
Cut me a break

AOL

#39 Jul 14, 2009
Indigenous wrote:
<quoted text>
That's how STUPID you are. You believe that a dumb-assed comedian defines so-called black American life, and that is why the Euro-American is so woefully behind the world, because you are unconscious!! Comedians are laugh makers, they are not LEADERS, they get paid to draw laughs out of people, that's all. If you closely inspect the comedian (men, and women) all of them suffer from identity crisis, they are schizophrenics, and cannot be trusted. Yet, when it comes to so-called black American people, a comic's word is taken for gospel!! That's why you all are touting Bill Cosby, you will never see a comic take a stand on an issue like this though!!! What have ANY comic said about this? Issues like this ARE NOT THEIR SPECIALTY, and you will never hear them speak on the HARD CASES OF LIFE!!
So what you say isn't worth the time it took you to say it because you are ignorant, and out of touch!!!
I want to know what the hell you're talking about with the comedian ? Oh that's right Bill Cosby is an educated Black man who told your people just how uneducated you speak. I still don't understand why Black people from the inner city would want to live around all of us CRACKERS...As you call us, I know DAMN right well I don't want to live around all you Obnoxious, Loud Mouth, Ebonics Speaking, Over Breeding, Fried Chicken eat Morons. So sit back and evaluate your own people but do it on the level Whites have and if you have an ounce of CLASS you'll understand where us "The Racist Whites" are coming from. It has nothing to do with your skin color...It's your actions and your uneducated ways of speaking. Have a Great day and Goonie Goo Goo !
Chicago Guy

Winnetka, IL

#40 Jul 14, 2009
Cut me a break wrote:
And yes my husband & I have Rebel Flag hanging High in our front Yard.
Well, knock me over with a feather.

LMAO
Chicago Guy

Winnetka, IL

#41 Jul 14, 2009
Cut me a break wrote:
Black people cry about everything and they will continue to pass that onto their children. They're ignorant, obnoxious and their children are just like them only smaller. It's a private swim club and it should be allowed to exclude anyone it wants to. Have any of you ever went to a public place where there were loads of blacks....??????Well I have and it's not a pleasant experience at all ! The women are the absolute worst including the young girls, the boys are much easier to tolerate then the females...with their loud mouths speaking ebonics and not watching little Tyrone & Shanaynay !
You seem to have your head firmly up your under-educated "cracker" ass (to use your own term).

This private club has a right to exclude anyone it wants to... but it SIGNED A CONTRACT with the daycare. Then revoked it solely on racist grounds.

If you don't understand the distinction, well, that's probably because you are obviously a dumbass.

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