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City Recruits Minority Lifeguards Even if They Can’t Swim

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Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Apr 3, 2013
n a staggering case of affirmative action gone wild, officials in a major U.S. city are actually recruiting minorities to be lifeguards at public pools even if they’re not good swimmers. It’s all in the name of diversity.

You can’t make this stuff up. It’s a real-life story out of Phoenix, the capitol of Arizona and the nation’s sixth-largest city. It has more than 1.4 million residents and, among its official mottos is “value and respect” of diversity. This means “more than gender and race,” according to the city’s official website. It also encompasses “uniqueness and individuality” and embracing differences.“We put this belief into action to provide effective services to our diverse community.”

Evidently officials are willing to compromise those “effective services” at 29 public swimming pools spread throughout the city. To diversify the lifeguard force, Phoenix will spend thousands of dollars to recruit minorities even if they’re not strong swimmers, according to an official quoted in a news report. Blacks, Latinos and Asians who may not necessarily qualify can still get hired, says the city official who adds that “we will work with you in your swimming abilities.”

There’s a good reason the city is hiring lifeguards that can’t swim. Public pools are largely used by Latino and African-American kids, but most of the lifeguards are white and this creates a huge problem.“The kids in the pool are all either Hispanic or black or whatever, and every lifeguard is white and we don’t like that,” says a Phoenix official quoted in the story. She added that “the kids don’t relate; there’s language issues.”

How did it ever come to this? Competitive swimming is a sport dominated by whites. In fact, studies have found that blacks and Hispanics have lower swimming proficiency compared to whites. In Phoenix public pool lifeguards have traditionally come from “more affluent parts of town” where schools have swim teams. That means virtually no minorities, so the city launched this special program to recruit some.

Though this is a local effort in one city, it’s also part of a national trend to boost the minority workforce at whatever cost. Under President Obama we have seen a lot of this at the federal level through a variety of specially-designed government programs that give ethnic minorities special treatment at all federal agencies as well as medical and agricultural fields, among others.

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Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#2 Apr 3, 2013
In Phoenix, A New Quest For Diverse Public Pool Lifeguards

After noticing that most of the lifeguards at the public pools used by Latino and African-American kids were white, the Phoenix aquatics department decided to try to recruit minorities.

More than 90 percent of the students at Alhambra High are black, Latino or Asian. On a recruiting effort there over the winter, the city's Melissa Boyle tells students she's not looking for strong swimmers. Like many under-resourced schools, Alhambra doesn't have a swim team.

"We will work with you in your swimming abilities," Boyle says.
http://www.npr.org/2013/03/28/175571277/in-ph...

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#3 Apr 3, 2013
Don't worry, Reader...when kids drown, it'll all be whitey's fault.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#4 Apr 3, 2013
Here's the answer. Issue each kid a pair of these when they come in the gate.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;...

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#5 Apr 3, 2013
I hate this country.

Dieversity is the cause of death.

Hugh Victor Thompson III

“Larchmont's Leading Citizen”

Since: Dec 12

Hilliard, OH

#6 Apr 3, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
Here's the answer. Issue each kid a pair of these when they come in the gate.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;...
LOL! I have to wonder if the ghetto kids would see those as inflatable doo rags.

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#8 Apr 3, 2013
Hugh Victor Thompson III wrote:
<quoted text>LOL! I have to wonder if the ghetto kids would see those as inflatable doo rags.
Its a good thing these are cheap. They would disappear by the hundreds.
Oliver Canterberry

Chillicothe, OH

#10 Apr 3, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
I hate this country.
Dieversity is the cause of death.
Slight disagreement.

I see the practice of diversity as the effect, not the cause.

To me, the cause is White Guilt. Judith Katz, the author of the 1978 publication White Awareness: Handbook for Anti-Racism Training, is highly critical of what she calls self-indulgent white guilt fixations. Her concerns about white guilt led her to move from black-white group encounters to all-white groups in her anti-racism training. She also avoided using non-white people to re-educate whites, she said, because she found that this led whites to focus on getting acceptance and forgiveness rather than changing their own actions or beliefs

This focus on obtaining "forgiveness" from Blacks / Browns is what causes Whites to create these ludicrous affirmative programs in the first place.

Our culture / nation has turned its back on God and the roots of Judeo-Christian culture. Nature abhors a vacuum and something by definition must take its place.

In this context everything is being refined: family, marriage, nation, economy and on and on and on......

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#11 Apr 3, 2013
Oliver Canterberry wrote:
<quoted text>
Nature abhors a vacuum and something by definition must take its place.
And it may well be...Islam
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#16 Apr 3, 2013
Lifeguards are made, not born. So they make some brown ones. The republic will not collapse over it.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#17 Apr 3, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
Lifeguards are made, not born. So they make some brown ones. The republic will not collapse over it.
http://www.gonzotimes.com/wp-content/uploads/...
Anna Graham

Akron, OH

#19 Apr 3, 2013
Four Latino lifeguards at a pool = QUATRO-SINKO!!!
bosco

Columbus, OH

#20 Apr 4, 2013
Anna Graham wrote:
Four Latino lifeguards at a pool = QUATRO-SINKO!!!
Bad taste, but funny.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#21 Apr 4, 2013
Anna Graham wrote:
Four Latino lifeguards at a pool = QUATRO-SINKO!!!
I laffed.

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