Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Racist Philadelphia Swim Club: The Valley Swim Club

"A Huntington Valley swim club is facing accusations of racial discrimination after 65 children from a Northeast Philadelphia day camp claim they heard prejudicial remarks by club members and later had their club membership rescinded.

'There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club,' John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club said in a statement."

Fuck you, Valley Swim Club.

The public email and phone number for The Valley Swim Club is 215-947-0700 and info@thevalleyclub.com. The President of the club is John Duesler.


Phila. camp alleges racism at Montco swim club

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Campers are now swimming at the Girard College pool.

16 comments:

Stan B. said...

What year is this???

ZS said...

right? are you fucking kidding me with this? I was shocked.

Anonymous said...

C'mon guys. Things in Philly are improving... In fact just yesterday Philadelphia school officials voted yesterday to settle a 40-year-old school desegregation suit.

"The School Reform Commission unanimously voted to settle the case by pledging to improve educational opportunities to schools that are 'racially isolated' by adding programs, equipment and better teachers."

President Obama was 9 years-old when the suit was originally filed.

http://www.philly.com/dailynews/local/20090709_Phila__school_officials_vote_to_settle_desegregation_suit.html

Anonymous said...

This is sicking. Did they think for a minute that this is o.k. whites are no better than blacks WE have rights where is AL Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on this matter! This is just W R O N G ! Wake up people this is 2009!!!

Anonymous said...

I say go in and throw bags of dirt in the damm water and let them white people clean it up.!!! FUCK THEM !!!!

Leslie B said...

This is disgraceful. The management and the complaining members of the swim club are no better than the KKK. They just happen to have more money and drive Jags instead of pickup trucks.

Izeaun said...

And people say that race relations have or are improving in America?! I think not! The folk saying that are white anyway. They don't have to live the shit that we as African Americans do; every single day of our lives. This is absolute PROOF that "relations" are not and NEVER will be what they should. It's already ingrained in the fabric of America. The president of this swim club should be fired! A travesty!

Harry said...

I hope the management and racist membership of the Valley Swim Club all rot in hell. No, hell is to good for them. Let them rot 40 feet below hell. The more things change, the more thing remain the same.

Astropuyo said...

Hell I'm a white boy (well as society sees skin color, more yellow but whatever) and I find this to be completely goddamned disgusting.

I'm not shocked, I grew up in the ghetto, I'm not surprised either.

What I am however is fed the fuck up with this type of thing.

It's 2009 going on 1943.

Anonymous said...

I think these kids have some sort of massive inferiority complex. This is a shame indeed. I fail to see what was racist about what was said. They are black children. It was not racist to call them black children. Nor was the decision to not permit them to return based on race- the pool could not handle the crowd. So what if people left the pool when they came...maybe the pool was overcrowded at that point.

These kids seem like they have been engrained with an upbringing to cry racism every time someone who isnt black takes an action they do not like. That is quite sad. The campers should get counseling to assist in modifying their self-perceptions that they are inferior to others based on their race. Quite sad indeed. Calling them black kids isnt a racist comment.

Anonymous said...

If I were a paying member I would be so appalled. First thing I'd do is ask for the President of this club to resign. Then I'd ask for all of the board members heads on a platter.

To paraphrase what they themselves said, "let the heads fall where they may"!

Whether intentional or not, you have just set these children back 60 years.

The parents of the children making rude comments should send their child to an innercity pool for the rest of the summer.

Anonymous said...

Racism has shown its head again,what will happen next is alot of finger pointing and investigations supposibly the end result will equal to nothing really being done to rmedy the problem because the people in charge are the problem.

WorldChanger said...

To the ignorant person commenting on the kids having an "inferiority complex", I hope with all my heart that you can experience racism for just one day (that is all it would take for you). I pray that your own ignorant views will humble your racist heart and open your eyes.

Anonymous said...

We're not racist we have our one token black person. So therefore we are compliant with the law and show our overture to the world. We integrate all races and people of color. Please refrain from applying if your group contain more than one of you people.

Anonymous said...

WOW!
http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-2107-Philadelphia-History-Examiner~y2009m7d12-Swim-Club-Demonstrates-White-Liberal-Hypocrisy

Anonymous said...

Ignorance really is bliss! In this day and age and to try and justify their actions with a Bullsh*t lie is reprehensible! These types of people are why racism will never fully end. I pray that there will be legal action taken against this club (racist cult) on a federal and state level! They need to understand that this type of behavior will not be tolerated for ANY reason. The children should also find somewhere else to swim, they are obviously too brown to swim in their nasty white waters!