Swummin Wutr-Melum. . Why don' t black Americans swim? By Finly Rohrer BBC News, Washington A month ago, six teenagers drowned in a single incident in Louisiana
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Why don' t black Americans swim?
By Finly Rohrer
BBC News, Washington
A month ago, six
teenagers drowned in a single incident in
Louisiana, prompting st: about
why so many young black Americans can' t
swim.
When Warner
accidentally stepped into deeper water while
wading in the Red River in Shreveport, he
panicked
The drowning mired iii; community and sparked
Capacious Warner, 1 T, Warner, 1 s, a campaign
Jamarcus Warner, 14, Litrally Stewart, 18,
Lateran Stewart, 15, and Lotharios Stewart, 17, rushed to help him and
each other.
None of them could swim. All six drowned- was rescued by a
passersby.
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#10 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account** (07/27/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Those names   
DeKendrix, JaTavious, Takeitha, JaMarcus, Litrelle, Latevin, LaDarius   
Oh lord my sides
Those names
DeKendrix, JaTavious, Takeitha, JaMarcus, Litrelle, Latevin, LaDarius
Oh lord my sides
User avatar #14 - Lambda ONLINE (07/27/2013) [+] (2 replies)
I overheard the following conversation a while ago, between two black people:
"Hey, where you been, man?"
"I've was doing laps at the pool all morning"
" ***** YOU WHITE"

I have to say, that's the first time I've ever heard anybody say " ***** you white" to anybody.
#2 - mudkipfucker ONLINE (07/27/2013) [+] (7 replies)
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Only one black person can swim And He's Fictional
#77 - pappathethird (07/28/2013) [-]
those names reminded me of this good ol joke
#5 - konradkurze (07/27/2013) [+] (8 replies)
How black people name their kids

* make bowl of alphabet soup
* scoop out 2 spoonfuls
* arrange in a line
BAM, theres their kids name
User avatar #34 - FordTough (07/28/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Black people can't swim because most of them come from the inner city..... Do you think they go hang out at DeKendrix's house and swim in the pool? No, they sit in his apartment or hang out on the stoop. None of them know how to swim because none of them can go anywhere to learn how. Us whiteys live in the suburbs and have pools and beaches and **** . There are exceptions, but that's the case 99% of the time.
User avatar #39 - BrainsOnFire (07/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I live in Louisiana. When I was 15, I took a course to get certified in lifeguarding. We had to complete a prerequisite test of swimming 800 yds (or something, I don't really remember; this was like 4 years ago) and there were three hulking black guys there. When the instructor told us all to get in the pool to take the test, they got in and walked towards the deep end, then got scolded for walking, so they got out and left. Why? They couldn't swim, and didn't realize they needed to be able to swim to become a lifeguard. It's **** like this that makes everyone think they're all retards.
#37 - firehippie (07/28/2013) [-]
those names
#3 - whycanticaps (07/27/2013) [-]
Those names
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#28 - screaming (07/28/2013) [-]
Is it bad that I didn't expect the names to be any less ghetto than they are?
#124 - memustardo (07/28/2013) [-]
Don't ask them to go on a cruise.   
They aren't falling for that again.
Don't ask them to go on a cruise.
They aren't falling for that again.
#90 - quazyjash (07/28/2013) [-]
The Warner Brothers
#73 - patriotpenguin (07/28/2013) [-]
guess that decimated the community
#62 - rubeusfagrid (07/28/2013) [-]
those ******* names
#29 - mattdoggy (07/28/2013) [+] (4 replies)
>a lot of inner city youth only have access to public pools and stuff which isn't appealing in itself to any flavor    
>it wasn't taught to people of color and wasn't important in their culture so it therefore wasn't passed down the line to modern youth   
>swimming takes some time to learn and is a mostly seasonal activity, it would be unwise to learn for a lot of people. Like learning to snowboard if you live in Florida   
>It's also become a stereotypical thing now, like fried chicken or purple drank. To learn how to swim often faces negative social ramifications among people of color   
>It's not a racial thing, it's a cultural one. Swimming, while being a rarely important skill like knowing cursive or how to whistle, is not necessary to life on a regular basis.   
>it's not an issue, just an interesting statistic. There is no need to address it   
   
   
Lets hope the idiots and non white bought that. We all know us white gave darkies different bone density and strange muscular and skull structures so they couldn't swim. If we keep them from swimming we shall flood the cities during the upcoming racewars for sure victory at our leisure. I'm off to go enjoy mayonnaise and the ability to reed in my pool. Good luck fellow crackers
>a lot of inner city youth only have access to public pools and stuff which isn't appealing in itself to any flavor
>it wasn't taught to people of color and wasn't important in their culture so it therefore wasn't passed down the line to modern youth
>swimming takes some time to learn and is a mostly seasonal activity, it would be unwise to learn for a lot of people. Like learning to snowboard if you live in Florida
>It's also become a stereotypical thing now, like fried chicken or purple drank. To learn how to swim often faces negative social ramifications among people of color
>It's not a racial thing, it's a cultural one. Swimming, while being a rarely important skill like knowing cursive or how to whistle, is not necessary to life on a regular basis.
>it's not an issue, just an interesting statistic. There is no need to address it


Lets hope the idiots and non white bought that. We all know us white gave darkies different bone density and strange muscular and skull structures so they couldn't swim. If we keep them from swimming we shall flood the cities during the upcoming racewars for sure victory at our leisure. I'm off to go enjoy mayonnaise and the ability to reed in my pool. Good luck fellow crackers
#11 - anonymous (07/27/2013) [+] (6 replies)
Helpful anon here; Black people don't/can't swim because of their increased bone density. Just the same way that people with dwarfism tend not to swim I KNOW ELLIE SIMMONDS HUSH YOU . Just in case anyone of you guys didn't know.
User avatar #33 to #11 - brockyboi (07/28/2013) [-]
You do realize that there was a black man on the American swimming Olympic team right?
User avatar #54 - afastsnail (07/28/2013) [+] (4 replies)
What the **** , there names
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