So you’ve heard about the private Philly swim club that had turned away a bunch of day campers after their first (bought and paid for) visit, allegedly for being, well, minorities.
And you’ve heard the part that has gotten a bunch of people up in arms:
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.
And then you perhaps heard that there’s a John G Duesler, Jr in the area who was a staunch Obama supporter:
…but when you went to look him and the Valley Swim Club up, lo! The entire site has been scrubbed and taken down! There’s now no way to check to see if this is the same person as the one who turned away The Creative Steps Day Camp! Unless, of course, they forgot to clean out the PDFs from the Google cache. And unless, of course, you happen to have the FireShot FireFox add-on, thus making a screen capture possible.
PS: For those wondering how an Obama supporter could have problems with minority kids in his pool club, the answer’s actually depressingly simple. The skin color of a President several states away may be safely abstract. The skin color of the child currently splashing in the shallow end of your pool is rather, ah, concrete. Sad, but true.
Not that I’m alleging that this is the case, here. But that kind of break between the abstract and the concrete has been known to occur.
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