Skip to comments.Pa. swim club accused of racism to ask kids back
Posted on 07/12/2009 6:10:04 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A private suburban swim club accused of racism after it canceled the memberships of dozens of minority children says it will seek a meeting with the kids' camps to work out an agreement for them to return.
Amy Goldman, a member of The Valley Club, said those able to attend a hastily called meeting Sunday afternoon voted unanimously in support of reinstating the memberships of the Creative Steps day camp and two other camps as long as safety issues, times and terms can be agreed upon.
The Creative Steps camp had arranged for 65 mostly black and Hispanic children to swim each Monday afternoon at the gated Huntingdon Valley club, which is on a leafy hillside in a village straddling two overwhelmingly white townships. But after the group arrived June 29, camp director Alethea Wright said, several children reported hearing racial comments and some swim club members pulled their children out of the pool.
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I hope the kids tell whitey to shove the offer up their asses...
Good way to avoid Sharpton and lawsuits. I would do the same but this is also a goodwill gesture. The kids should be on best behavior and dittos for the hosts
Of course they are. Whites ALWAYS grovel. We have become a pathetic people and it is no wonder we are losing America.
“And a bit of related good news on the economic front: The Valley Club is planning to hire fifty part-time security guards for every Monday for the rest of the summer...”
Those kids look like an MTV music video. If I went to that place I’d be out.
This swim club (and its neighbborhood) are near where I live and I gurantee you that most of the people in that area - - and certainly at that swim club - - voted for Ubama.
Hey, Valley! Have fun with all your political correctness now, you pack of sick Democrat scumbags.
“...and some swim club members pulled their children out of the pool.”
Really? I find that incredible that someone would actually pull their own child OUT of a pool because a little black or hispanic kid was swimming in it!
Man, I hope that’s not a FACT and just the usual ‘Whitey Sucks’ PROJECTION from a LibTard journalist or some mysterious ‘eyewitness’ that ‘could not later be reached for comment.’ :(
However, I understand that the rich ARE different than you and me, and I have never lived in a gated community, let alone been invited to ONE pool party in one in my entire life, LOL! Are they truly THAT insulated from the rest of the world?
And are they 0bama voters? ;)
I have a feeling it had less to do with the race of the kids and more to do with the sheer number of kids entering the pool
Could be. But leave it to the AP to race bait. It’s their stock and trade! ;)
that news makes me feel a whole lot better. ;)
Myself I grew up going to the local city pool and walking in you had to pass through a winding passageway that had numerous shower heads and ankle deep water. By the time you got to the pool area you were cleaner than if you had taken a bath.
That is EXACTLY what the Philadelphia Inquirer article said. The pool was overwhelmed by the sheer number of kids. And I cannot imagine the behavior of 65 inner city yutes comporting well with the decorum expected at the club.
The club board was absolutely nuts to offer this contract in the first place.
I grew up using a public pool, too. I know just what you mean. ;)
I work for a program that involves inner city youths, I wouldn’t want to have too many of them in a pool at once, too high a likelihood that a lot will drown themselves at them same time making life difficult for the lifeguards.
I would pull a small child from the pool if 65 children from the ages of 7 to 14 suddenly showed up.
I might be ticked at the club if I enjoyed a quiet uncrowded atmosphere with familiar people and they invited 70 plus strangers without consulting the membership.
My club IS small, quiet and cozy. If we had 65 children in the water at once, that would be our biggest day of the year.
Now maybe it was racism or snobbery. But it could just be safety issues or discomfort with rowdiness or change.
LOL! for some reason (tonights crown royale reserve maybe?)that visual reminds me of smokin’ joe frazier at the ‘73 or so superstars competition swimming event when he almost swallowed half the pool!
I wasn’t aware black people could swim.
Mexicans, either learn to swim or stay in Mexico.
(If you can’t take this as a joke, it’s not the color of your skin that’s the problem, it’s the thickness)
Did you read the original story about this. The club was in the wrong, no doubt about it.
Exactly. The wife of the President of said swim club said: “My husband is a good man. He is a member of the ACLU.(!)”
This area IS as liberal as it gets in the Philly suburbs.
Were the kids causing the people to leave the pool because of ghetto behavior? I don’t like to be around filthy-mouthed rude people either.
Ping to post #22.
LeonardFMason knows this area, too.
65 kids was far too many for that pool. Why are they backing down? It’s obvious the kids misbehaved. There is no reason to cave to race pimps.
This would happen at ANY pool under those conditions regardless of it's "complexion."
“I dont like to be around filthy-mouthed rude people either.”
Or the unsociable noise (”music”) they inflict on everybody else within 3 blocks of their soundblasters on wheels.
I always get a kick out of all of the white flighters in Montco/Bucks/South Jersey who voted for Obama (and for libs in general) but freak when they encounter actual black people in their nabes.
I believe the kids were asked to leave because they were rowdy and disruptive. They just happened to be black. Same vein as screaming, “How come there’s such a high percentage of blacks in prison?!?” Uhhh... “because they COMMIT MORE CRIMES?!?!”
That's exactly what you have here. By the way, the 'Sweetness & Light' blog has an interesting expose of the swim club president John Duesler being a big Ubama supporter.
Here is one of the comments posted by a reader there:
(Posted by) Liberals Demise July 8, 2009 at 8:56 pm
Im thick skinned so being called a racist wont dent this jarhead!
One only need go to a public pool to understand why they were terminated. Open spitting, cursing out words that would make a sailor blush, pulling down shorts exposing male genitalia, pushing, shoving and disrespect to everyone not their skin tone. This I witnessed last year when I took my teens to the public pool and payed $3.00 per person. The last straw was when they yelled to one another using the N word. When I asked for my money back I was told to live with it, it is their pool too! Sooooooooooooo
build them their own pool camp dude or run a sprinkler. Better yet, include the cost in your request to Nobama for ACORN taxpayer funds. Its their pool too!!
Uh.. They ARE race pimps. Liberal Democrat Ubama supporters, in fact.
See posts #8, #22, #29, and #31.
Let these politically correct scumbags wring their hands raw. I hope they get sued into oblivion.
It happened not long ago at one of the 3 “white” pools in the town where I live. A member who coached a little league team got permission to have the end of season party at the club.
The team had a couple black players and the brouhaha was amazing. I asked my husband “did they drain and refill the pool?” For heaven’s sake these were 2 children.
BTW. This is not a Republican area. I live in a small town in NC. where Republicans are few and far between. This is Democrat territory and this is Democrat racism.
The one time I took my son to the public pool after we moved here, we decided we would not be going back. Funny thing is the racists there were black and they would also be Dems. I learned you either join a private club, get your own pool, go to the lake or ocean or don’t swim.
They are screwed, and it will be fun to watch them squirm. The black kids are going to own this pool, but first the racists at the pool will be forced to do a super good butt kissing grovel. Could not happen to a nicely bunch of folks.
I wonder what that club's insurance carrier thinks about all this....
Well liberal really are that stupid. No, Republican, even the dumbest of the dumb Republican would ever be as stupid as these smart ACLU card carrying liberal. I am loving this story.
I can take just about any type of music, but I can’t tolerate music with filthy obscene lyrics.
I think the kids should swim there. The swim club made the deal and took the money.
Case closed. If the swim members don’t like it, they can take it up with the clubm or cancle their membership.
let’s step back and ask how this situation came to pass.
The sewer known as Philadelphia has been under Liberal Democrat control for 60 or 70 years. Because of their mismanagement, poor decisions, patronage, kowtowing to unions, the city is FOREVER short of money. One of the victims of this cash crunch are city run public pools. Almost all of them have been closed. This entire episode has its genesis in Liberal Democrat FAILURE.
The ugly truth about liberal ELITIST’s is they want to do something to make themselves feel better. This guilt complex only extends as far as the city limits. Rich, white, guilt ridden Liberals sensitivity to the underclass comes to a grinding halt when it encroaches on neighborhoods, schools, and swim clubs. I’ll just chalk it up to hating “the CHILDREN”.