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    saw this yesterday. Still trying to figure out what the "not cool" kid in the middle of the pool is doing, and did the other kid on the left not use the diving board, is that why he's "not cool". Not sure I would call it "super racist" - there is a not cool "white" kid running and another "not cool" white kid with a bottle, and there's a "black" life guard - even though not marked as "cool", neither is the "white" life guard. More or less, just unfortunate in the choices of who's doing what

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    Seems like much ado about nothing, to me.
    The PC/walking on eggshells element in today's world are working overtime!
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    saw this yesterday. Still trying to figure out what the "not cool" kid in the middle of the pool is doing, and did the other kid on the left not use the diving board, is that why he's "not cool". Not sure I would call it "super racist" - there is a not cool "white" kid running and another "not cool" white kid with a bottle, and there's a "black" life guard - even though not marked as "cool", neither is the "white" life guard. More or less, just unfortunate in the choices of who's doing what
    I wouldn't have even thought it was "racist" nor would I have given it a second thought if I had just seen the poster without the attached commentary.

    This is the perfect example of who the real racists are. If you look at this poster and start looking at the different kids and noting what "race" they are (they're all of the human race by the way, they just have different skin tones) chances are you're the racist, not the person who produced this poster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    saw this yesterday. Still trying to figure out what the "not cool" kid in the middle of the pool is doing, and did the other kid on the left not use the diving board, is that why he's "not cool". Not sure I would call it "super racist" - there is a not cool "white" kid running and another "not cool" white kid with a bottle, and there's a "black" life guard - even though not marked as "cool", neither is the "white" life guard. More or less, just unfortunate in the choices of who's doing what
    He's drowning a Cracker.
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    Not cool kid in middle of pool has to be pissing in the pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    Not cool kid in middle of pool has to be pissing in the pool.
    On the Cracker he's drowning...
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    saw this yesterday. Still trying to figure out what the "not cool" kid in the middle of the pool is doing, and did the other kid on the left not use the diving board, is that why he's "not cool". Not sure I would call it "super racist" - there is a not cool "white" kid running and another "not cool" white kid with a bottle, and there's a "black" life guard - even though not marked as "cool", neither is the "white" life guard. More or less, just unfortunate in the choices of who's doing what
    Not cool in the middle has a bleeding mouth and guy on the left didn't wait for the previous diver to clear the area before diving.

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    Not Cool Kid unleashed a Baby Ruth in the water

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdnangel View Post
    Not cool in the middle has a bleeding mouth and guy on the left didn't wait for the previous diver to clear the area before diving.
    ok, the latter makes sense, but are kids with bleeding mouths a big problem at swimming pools in Colorado? Yikes!

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    From the article itself:

    . . . The poster shows children at play in and around a pool, noting how those who follow rules are “cool” and those who do not are “not cool.” Those labeled cool included a white father playing with his child and a white girl at a diving board. Those not cool included a black girl pushing a white girl into the pool and black boys diving from an unapproved area and roughhousing in the middle of the pool.

    But it also showed a white adult at poolside with a bottle, and a white boy and a black boy running at the pool’s edge. One of two lifeguards motioning to those misbehaving to stop is a black woman . . .


    The easiest explanation is that 70% of of Black children don't know how to swim to the point where, according to the CDC, "[T]he drowning rates for black children [are] significantly higher than those for whites and Hispanics at every age from 5 years through 18 years." Black kids drown three times as often as White kids.

    It wouldn't be unusual, then for Black children to be less aware of typical pool rules than other demographic groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    ok, the latter makes sense, but are kids with bleeding mouths a big problem at swimming pools in Colorado? Yikes!
    Must be an epidemic to make to a poster! Do the Red Cross have blood drive posters along side of these?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    From the article itself:

    . . . The poster shows children at play in and around a pool, noting how those who follow rules are “cool” and those who do not are “not cool.” Those labeled cool included a white father playing with his child and a white girl at a diving board. Those not cool included a black girl pushing a white girl into the pool and black boys diving from an unapproved area and roughhousing in the middle of the pool.

    But it also showed a white adult at poolside with a bottle, and a white boy and a black boy running at the pool’s edge. One of two lifeguards motioning to those misbehaving to stop is a black woman . . .


    The easiest explanation is that 70% of of Black children don't know how to swim to the point where, according to the CDC, "[T]he drowning rates for black children [are] significantly higher than those for whites and Hispanics at every age from 5 years through 18 years." Black kids drown three times as often as White kids.

    It wouldn't be unusual, then for Black children to be less aware of typical pool rules than other demographic groups.
    Not related to the actual topic but more to your point. Funny story and one that couldn't be done today. So I am in Navy Boot Camp and you have to of course pass a swimming class. I think it was something like tread water for 10 minutes and then swim the length of an Olympic sized swimming pool. So we get to the pool and they have about 4-5 divers in the water. Our Company Commander says "ok we are going to separate you. All you black guys stand over here. Everybody else go in the pool." So my class was probably 40% black and some guys started to start screaming racism. While I am treading water I heard our CC say something like "you will thank me later. If we put everybody in the pool, then these divers have to sort through and move around 90 of you to save your ass. The majority of you guys are going to fail so this will make it easier." he actually bet with one of the recruits that over 50% would fail. So we all get done with our test and I think maybe one guy needed a diver. So we exit and about 35 black guys enter. 20 failed and needed the divers within about 5 minutes of treading water.

    Its because the lack of public pools for inner city kids to learn how to swim.

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    My favorite is the little black girl pushing the white girl into the pool!
    She's like a foot tall.

    I do not get why the kid, in mid air, is not cool?
    He obviously used the diving board, he's aligned with it.
    Maybe it's because he's diving almost into someone in the pool?

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