15 Mar Swimming Pool As Social Barometer of Racism
Posted at 13:37h in General Interest
America’s swimming pools have a long, sad, racist history
From The Washington Post
Seldom, if ever, is this forum used to present significant societal issues. The swimming pool is generally associated with fun, relaxation, recreation and exercise, not as a reflection of cultural and societal norms. This post from The Washington Post takes a different tact on the public swimming pool, illuminating the fact that perhaps no other vehicle better mirrors the societal attitudes towards race and racism better than the local public swimming pool.
Here is an excerpt from the post: