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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.

"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.

John Duesler and unidentified woman, NBC Philadelphia 24 Comments [7/14/2009 1:56:08 AM]
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Nathan the Wise

Complexion ... talk about a Freudian slip.

7/14/2009 2:19:41 AM


Welcome back to the 50's.

7/14/2009 2:25:22 AM

Tolpuddle Martyr

Talk about a public relations meltdown...

Mr Duesler's use of the word "complexion" will now will be forever chiselled into the annals of the greatest PR fuckups of all time.

7/14/2009 2:29:31 AM


You just ruined your own business.

7/14/2009 4:42:34 AM


I love to read these revivals back to the good old days. And to think, some skeptics say racism is a non issue! Some say it never was and we should avoid any discussion in acadamia of anything that might tackle the issue.

As my history teacher told us as he skipped over the only page in the book that covered slavery: "It's not important. No need to talk about that here".

7/14/2009 4:59:52 AM

D Laurier.

Talk about letting the truth slip out.

7/14/2009 6:51:38 AM



7/14/2009 7:31:46 AM

Dr. Novakaine

Left to wonder if race was the reason? Just read the quotes in this article, you won't be wondering anymore. Aren't there laws against this sort of thing nowadays? If so, let's see some goddamn action; if not, why the hell not?

7/14/2009 8:03:30 AM

The Real American Cowboy

And somewhere up in heaven, Strom Thurmond smiles. Jim Crow laws are going to make a comeback people. Deal with it.

7/14/2009 9:10:21 AM

Seeker in the Dark

Crybabies desperately holding on to the 1950s complain that they have to share their swimming pool with "different people"? How do they handle the chlorine in the water?

7/14/2009 9:46:35 AM

Dr. Funkenstein

Sounds like John Duesler needs to get motherfucking fired.

7/14/2009 10:09:53 AM

rated -1? wtf?

7/14/2009 11:56:04 AM

The Real American Cowboy

It's a good thing they were banned. I caught up to them as they were leaving and got to suck some giant nigger dick.

7/14/2009 1:20:45 PM

Nathan the Wise

Enough with the fake TRAC posts already. Just ignore the silly fucker.

7/14/2009 2:16:17 PM

The Real American Cowboy

Fucking little black boys swimming in the white man's pool! I have half a mind to kidnap one, rape him, have my mother rape him, rape my mother while he watches and then force him to shit in my mouth!

7/14/2009 2:32:55 PM


"Complexion"? Wow, what a Freudian slip.

ETA: I say when any TRAC comment or even a response to one is posted, permaban the poster's IP and delete the offending comments--no questions, no exceptions, and no unbans whatsoever. That'll solve the problem in a hurry. Seriously, guys, I thought you were all more intelligent than to feed trolls. Netiquette 101, anyone? I've managed to ignore the nonsense for a while now, but come on, this is getting old. /rant

7/14/2009 7:06:38 PM


But isn't Philly supposed to be part of the enlightened north?

And people wonder why I hate polite racism. If some asshole drags a guy behind his pickup, he'll be prosecuted. But these "polite" incidents happen thousands of times a day, and nobody (even the victims) say anything because it's just not worth it.

7/14/2009 8:25:11 PM


No comments neccesary besides 'pool's closed'

7/15/2009 8:13:23 AM

The Real American Cowboy

Oh man, I sure do like penis!

7/15/2009 9:24:15 AM



But he's so funny D:

7/15/2009 4:26:20 PM


The pool that offered itself to the rejected little kids is going to get more business than it can handle. People reject racism, you can tell by the storm this thing is causing except for a few stray assholes such as our pet Cowboy here.

7/15/2009 5:06:43 PM

The Real American Cowboy

Shykid, move to North Korea if you have such a hard on for censorship. I'm sure that little gook dear leader Kim will love your attitude.

7/16/2009 6:45:17 AM

Would you have turned away Michael Jackson?

7/16/2009 8:19:49 AM


The non-suburban part of Philly isn't like this... Dept of Justice is investigating now.

What a dumbass.

7/19/2009 11:28:07 AM

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