Jesus Take The Wheel: Black Children Rejected From Philly Pool

- By Bossip Staff Categories: Jesus Take The Wheel, News, SMH


This right here is pretty wack:

More than 60 campers from Northeast Philadelphia were turned away from a private swim club and left to wonder if their race was the reason. “I heard this lady, she was like, ‘Uh, what are all these black kids doing here?’ She’s like, ‘I’m scared they might do something to my child,'” said camper Dymire Baylor.

The Creative Steps Day Camp paid more than $1900 to The Valley Swim Club. The Valley Swim Club is a private club that advertises open membership. But the campers’ first visit to the pool suggested otherwise.

“When the minority children got in the pool all of the Caucasian children immediately exited the pool,” Horace Gibson, parent of a day camp child, wrote in an email. “The pool attendants came and told the black children that they did not allow minorities in the club and needed the children to leave immediately.” The next day the club told the camp director that the camp’s membership was being suspended and their money would be refunded. “I said, ‘The parents don’t want the refund. They want a place for their children to swim,'” camp director Aetha Wright said.

Campers remain unsure why they’re no longer welcome. “They just kicked us out. And we were about to go. Had our swim things and everything,” said camper Simer Burwell. The explanation they got was either dishearteningly honest or poorly worded. “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. While the parents await an apology, the camp is scrambling to find a new place for the kids to beat the summer heat.

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  • janay

    first i hope

  • L

    They can come to WEST Philly! We have beautiful pools for you guys! Forget NE Philly!!!!!

  • Des

    This is a shame

  • We "Blacks" Are The REAL Hebrew Israelites

    If they’re ever on the west coast they can come to my nice BIG SPARKLING pool here in sunny…CLEAN air Southern California AND I live about 2 miles from Laguna Beach if you decide my pool isn’t big enough.

    Let them swim in their little mudholes. Pigs love to wallow in mud.

    Why would you want to swim in a pool full of pink people anyways? It’s nothing but a sludge of washed off suncreen that has been sticking to someone elses melanin deficient cells. Grody.

  • Eboneez Leggz

    There needs to be more action with cases like this. The parents are waiting for an apology??? This should be all over the news, there should be protests and the club owners need to but put on BLAST!!! I guess black people have just become accustomed to being treated unfairly.

    Well no more, we need to take it back to Malcolm days – we have a black presidendt but this sh*t is still happening all over the place.


  • Re--->re-discovered the joy that is Killah Priest

    Wow. Wow. Wow.

    Who knew people were THIS blatantly racist anymore?



  • sexylexis

    That number is disconnected.

  • Shaahn

    The NE is full of some racist yt’s. real talk. Im ashamed right now that Philly is my hometown. But Im form West Philly anyway.

  • me, that's who


    right in Philly – yes (gasp) PHILLY

  • Toxicity

    consider it a blessing!

    who knows what was swimming around in those pools. I prefer the beach.

  • Shaahn

    check my new blog!

  • Toxicity

    If the kids from the camp behave anything like those children in the Harlem Children Zone up on 145th in Harlem then I would understand why a private club would want to ban them from their premises. Black or white, bad kids are bad kids.

    I despise all children so I am biased. Kids creep me out.


    I would not let this go. They had a signed agreement the club knew where the camp was coming from. No I would not let this ride. Now is the time to call Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson and the NAACP.


    Yes, LexRuger that is so true. White parents rant and rave about their hatred towards blacks and their children grow up attracted to our children of color. Especially the white females.

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