Study: Black children 3 times more likely to drown

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    Parents should ensure their children know how to at least dogpaddle. This is unsat.
     
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    I did not learn to swim until I was about 10, my father, being the kind person he was threw me out of the boat on the lake and said swim or drown. Of course my mother saved me, but it was obvious if I intended to fish alone with my father she was not going to be around every time to rescue me.
     
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    I get left on a reef about 20 yards from shore off Sugarloaf Key when I was 7. That was worse I think. When you get tossed, you have no choice. I had to make a conscious effort on my own.

    Even worse, we were at my Little League coach's house and his 3 boys played on the team I did. Needless to say, I just sucked it up and went to it.

    Both my daughters could swim by the time they were 2.
     
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    Blacks have denser bones and are less buoyant than whites. That's why there are almost no black competitive swimmers, even in the face of athletic prowess elsewhere, even into previously white sports like golf and tennis. But it doesn't matter. No amount of scientific fact can withstand the most overwhelming force in the universe currently: political correctness. So, black inability to swim = white racism. I say we sink this idea.
     
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    So basically you are saying that Black swimmers are so rare and such an exception that they have to make a Hollywood movie about them?

    My city has a couple municipal waterparks and each is a sea of black children.

    Take from that what you will.
     
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    Oh, if you had just left this part out, you would have had more class in my book.

    Have you ever chimed into a thread, made a race distinction comment, and not include presumptive political spin like this?
     
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    Matt, that's my job. Here, it's apropos. The thread's about the lack of blacks in swimming. The article linked blames whites for this. I provided my response.

    Love the Hollywood movie about black swimmers. Yes, if there's an area where blacks are oppressed, it's sports. What the flying butterfly? That's like an Onion parody or something.
     
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    Blacks have denser bones and are less buoyant, huh?

    No amount of racist propaganda can withstand teaching people to swim.

    Got news for you, WJ .. I sink like a rock if my lungs aren't full of air because I have almost no BODYFAT. And I'm Water Survival Qualified. Because I learned how to swim.:eusa_doh:

    As in every other argument, look at the facts. It clearly states the cause in environment.
     
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    I see. So dolphins are better swimmers than monkeys because of environment. If only the monkeys were given swimming lessons, they'd swim like dolphins. It's so easy, I can't believe we aren't getting to work right now!
     

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