The members of a Pennsylvania swim club I mentioned in an earlier post have now voted to allow those pesky minority kids to join them after all, provided that "safety issues, times and terms can be agreed upon."
A day camp had paid for a group of black and hispanic kids to use the pool, but when they arrived at the private swim club last Monday, they overheard members making racist comments. Then the club staff told the kids they'd have to leave, cancelled the contract and refunded the camp's money.
At the time, the president of the swim club said, "There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club."
The club claims they have "a diverse, multiethnic membership" but one member says she hasn't seen a black person there all year.
Of course, the club didn't decide to (maybe, possibly) let the minority kids come back until after the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission started an investigation and Sen. Arlen Specter asked the U.S. Department of Justice to get involved.
In case anyone forgot, that's not the good ol' boy Bush Department of Justice. The new guy changed the complexion in the White House.