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Mon Jun 27, 2016, 03:15 AM

 

Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' pool safety poster that shows black children misbehaving

Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' pool safety poster that shows black children misbehaving while white kids obey the rules




The poster was seen in two swimming pools in Colorado
Supposed to teach pool safety, shows black kids misbehaving and white kids being 'cool'
Tweeter called the organisation out for the 'super racist' message
Red Cross quickly apologized and said they would stop production







The hospital also released statement to NBC saying it 'deeply apologized' for offending anyone and added that it was 'committed to diversity'.
And continued: 'Going forward, we are developing more appropriate materials that are more representative of our workforce and the communities we serve.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3661489/Red-Cross-says-sorry-super-racist-pool-safety-poster-shows-white-kids-cool-black-kids-misbehaving.html#ixzz4ClWceOhH

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Reply Red Cross apologizes for 'super racist' pool safety poster that shows black children misbehaving (Original post)
Liberal_in_LA Jun 2016 OP
Duckhunter935 Jun 2016 #1
uponit7771 Jun 2016 #2
GreatGazoo Jun 2016 #3
rateyes Jun 2016 #5
Else You Are Mad Jun 2016 #4
Frank Cannon Jun 2016 #6

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Response to Duckhunter935 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 05:02 AM

2. Yes, the 1 other person is light brown skin... that's still bad

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 05:57 AM

3. what is "not cool" about the kid drowning in the middle?

Is the lifeguard on the right texting while the kid drowns?

(and why is there a whale floating in mid air over a fence?)

If the blatant racism in this poster has to be "brought to our attention" then the problem isn't the poster.

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Response to GreatGazoo (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:55 AM

5. It looks like the kid in the middle is dunking another kid

under the water. Regardless, it's racist.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 06:29 AM

4. Wow.

Usually, I find that usually racist ads and posters are just innocent oversights that, while offensive, are stupid mistakes that no one picked up on. That said, there is no way that this poster was anything but intentionally racist.

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Response to Liberal_in_LA (Original post)

Mon Jun 27, 2016, 07:45 AM

6. There are two white kids misbehaving.

The kid with the Coke in a glass bottle and another little kid running with his black friend.

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