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To: aquila48
That's quite an article at your link:

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.
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.

22 posted on 04/05/2013 7:38:40 PM PDT by TChad (Call them Oppressives, not Progressives.)
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To: TChad; John Semmens; All

An aquaintance sent the following email to the city employee who made that statement a couple days ago, they’ve not received a reply.

kelly.martinez@phoenix.gov

Ms. Martinez,

I read an article you are quoted in regarding a lack of diversity with your lifeguards in Phoenix.

Article quote:

“”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 don’t 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, they’re 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 they’re 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 they’d want the very best qualified lifeguards guarding those Phoenix pools, it in fact could be the difference between life and death. I’m positive you and your coworkers wouldn’t “like that” if it was death.

Respectfully,

*************


31 posted on 04/05/2013 8:13:29 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: TChad

“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.


58 posted on 04/06/2013 9:34:47 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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