Theres a good reason the city is hiring lifeguards that cant 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 dont like that, says a Phoenix official quoted in the story.In other words, the city should hire someone with a skin color that doesn't offend the racists. That's "a good reason" why Whitey need not apply.
Sue these bastards.
An aquaintance sent the following email to the city employee who made that statement a couple days ago, they’ve not received a reply.
I read an article you are quoted in regarding a lack of diversity with your lifeguards in Phoenix.
”The kids in the pool are all either Hispanic or black or whatever, and every lifeguard is white,” she says, “and we don’t like that. The kids don’t relate; there’s language issues.”
In the first place you dont have to like that. The lifeguards are not there to relate they are there to save lives should an emergency arise. In fact lifeguards are not supposed to talk to people in or out of the pool when guarding, theyre supposed to stay alert and watch people
in the pool.
In the second place there should not be any language issues as long as the guards speak English, being theyre all white I would assume they speak it, this is the USA.
As lifeguarding is a field that is vital for safety it would seem guards should be selected for their ability and expertise, not their skin color.
Should an Hispanic or black person be about to drown I would think theyd want the very best qualified lifeguards guarding those Phoenix pools, it in fact could be the difference between life and death. Im positive you and your coworkers wouldnt “like that” if it was death.
“Public pools are largely used by Latino and African-American kids, but most of the lifeguards are white and this creates a huge problem. “
Darwin Awards by proxy.