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Whites Only Pool in Philadelphia!

I receive periodic emails from the Color of Change Organization for Democracy. I was in shock when I read the most recent one regarding the Valley Club of Philadelphia have a "Whites Only" policy for their facility!

Sixty five inner city children from a local summer camp were discriminated from utilizing the pool after making prior arrangements with the club due to their race! Can you imagine how these children felt? It's 2009 and we are still having to fight for Civil Rights in this country, what's wrong with that picture? A lot!
We need to speak up whenever these occurrences take place. Hello people, we have a Black President in Office (((applauding))). We have come a long way but we still have a ways to go.
The Color of Change Organization has a letter going to the Department of Justice as well as to the Valley Swim Club that we can sign with additional comments. Act today and spread the word that we will NOT stand for any discrimination in this country we call home.

2 comments:

  1. Yep, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to equality. It's an experience that will not leave these kids.

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  2. It's just so sad that they had to experience it at all. This is a concern for all races not just blacks. We're all in this together!

    Thanks for reading and commenting! : )

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