Sigh. Apparently we still have a long way left to go when it comes to race in America.
Over sixty children who are part of a day camp in Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from the Valley Swim Club earlier this week because they were African-American. The camp had paid the club $1,900 to use their pool once a week for the duration of the summer. But when the campers arrived for their first day of swimming they were notified by the pool attendant that the club didn’t allow minorities and they would need to leave immediately.
The following day the club’s president said in a statement that the children were turned away because they were concerned the children would “change the complexion” of the club.
Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) has demanded an investigation.
Sorry kids. You can be President, but you still can’t share a pool with rich white bigots.