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Has American Cultural/Racial Differences Changed...REALLY???

Discussion in 'Culture & Religion' started by ASPCA4EVER, Jul 13, 2009.


    ASPCA4EVER Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2009
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    Swim club accused of racism to ask kids back

    Members vote to reinstate memberships; club seeks meeting with camps

    updated 7:51 p.m. CT, Sun., July 12, 2009
    PHILADELPHIA - 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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    This is really, really sad given our enlightened 21st century POV's. Whatever were these people thinking??? I was surprised that this wasn't already posted here as a current event topic! :(

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