Monday, August 22, 2016


Black Women Rock

Don't You Forget It

Years ago, it was a big deal for black athletes to just give a black power salute during the Olympics. This young woman won her medal and immediately started TALKING about white racism and police brutality to news outlets.

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. 

Black Women Are Magic

Don't You Forget It

"On Thursday night in Rio, Manuel became the first African American woman to ever win an individual swimming medal at the Olympics. It happened to be a gold. In the 100-meter freestyle, Manuel actually tied for first place with 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak, clocking in at 52:70, a new Olympic record.
"The significance of the moment was not lost on her, particularly considering the racial tensions back home.
“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.
This is because public pools in the United States historically went through extremes to keep black people away. "

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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. 
Read More: McKinney Pool Party

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.