July 13, 2009
Valley Swim Club Invites Minority Campers Back
Just so I am not accused of printing the sensationally bad but not the good or decent, I wanted to inform readers of an update to my post regarding the Valley Swim Club in suburban Philly. At a "hastily called" meeting on Sunday, the Valley Swim Club Board of Directors decided to re-invite the kids back to the pool. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
"The board decided we would reach out to [the city camp] Creative Steps to . . . get the kids back to the club in a safe environment," John G. Duesler Jr., president of the Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley, said last night . . . Asked why the club was reversing course, Duesler said, "Because it's the right thing to do."
I doubt the kids will take the swim club up on their offer (I wouldn't want my girls to go back to the scene of the crime), but I am willing to accept their implicit apology. I think when peoples' ignorant prejudices are exposed and they educate and reform themselves they should be left alone. Now go and sin no more!
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