Black American History, the section having to do with white racism and swimming pools and how black children can't swim and how much more often they die is being discussed WORLD WIDE because she opened her mouth after she won --without putting her future endorsements first.
“It means a lot, especially with what is going on in the world today, some of the issues of police brutality,” Manuel said after the race, as reported by USA Today. “This win hopefully brings hope and change to some of the issues that are going on. My color just comes with the territory.”
“I just want to be an inspiration to others that you can do it,” Manuel said through tears
According to USA Swimming, 70 percent of black people can’t swim at all, and as a result, African American children drown at a rate three times higher than their white peers.
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You really ought to be thinking about WHY the police were called in McKinney Texas when Dajerria Becton was abused by a police officer when she was just a 14 year old girl. You ought to be thinking about why white police officers would respond to such a call.
Back in the day, white people would just change public swimming pools to "private" swimming pools to avoid swimming in the same "dirty" and/or "fouled" water with black people. Now white racists do what some of the white citizens of McKinney Texas did in 2015. They call the leading edge of white supremacy, the predominantly white police.... and pretend a public swimming pool is a private swimming pool.
White supremacy's effect on black people swimming in public swimming pools isn't over. But Simone is helping us head in the right direction. Anything that shines an international spotlight on hidden American History is a great thing.