Pa. to investigate pool discrimination allegations

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by spaceboots06, Jul 10, 2009.

  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/1660593,w-minority-pool-descrimination-071009.article

    They interviewed the minorities that were not allowed in the pool area on the news and they all said the same thing- that the white folks said that too many minorities would make the pool less respectable.

    Do you think it is okay to have pools and facilities exclusively for a certain race? This isn't public either, it's private.
     
  2. MacVixen macrumors 6502

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    Well... clearly there is more to the story than the newspaper is letting on.

    This is a tricky one - it's a private club, and private clubs are allowed to make rules as they see fit - yes, even rules that exclude people on the basis of race, gender, religion, etc.

    However, the club had clearly taken the camps money, and seemingly knew that some of the children were minorities. Seems as though the club didn't have a problem with it, but after an outcry from the membership decided that it wasn't worth the hassle and thus refunded the money.

    My gut tells me this is more about "class" than race. As in the parents in the "leafy suburb of Huntingdon Valley" didn't want their precious associating with "outsiders".

    Still disgusting, either way.
     

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