torsdag den 9. juli 2009

Hvad kan forandres på 60 år?

Nogen steder - ikke særlig meget. Der er steder hvor tiden står stille, eller endog går baglæns.

St. Louis, 1949:
It was June 21, 1949, a Tuesday, the first day blacks were allowed entry into St. Louis municipal swimming pools that were previously white-only. The decision to integrate the pools resulted in what is considered the most widespread outbreak of racial violence in the city's post-World War II history.

Philadelphia, 2009:
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."

2 kommentarer:

  1. I Alabama er der stadig nominel apartheid i skolerne, hvilket er blevet stadfæstet ved en folkeafstemning i...2004!
    Se mere her

  2. Fantastisk.

    Nu vi er ved det emne: I New Mexico blev det tilladt for folk af japansk afstamning at eje land og have fulde borgerrettigheder i... 2006.

    Mere om de anti-asiatiske apartheidlove her