Why don't black Americans swim?

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    Interesting article. I learned to swim at age 3, so can't imagine not knowing how to swim. Yet, many American children don't learn, with Black Americans with a huge percentage of non-swimmers. According to the article, in the UK swimming is a part of the curriculum of their educational system. But, in the U.S. it's up to the parents.

    BBC News - Why don't black Americans swim?

    Just as a side note, I notice that the drowning victims all have quite creative names...

     
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    No Shit Sherlock.

    Obviously, the Federal Government hasn't invested enough in educating black americans.

    Perhaps they should be required to swim across a pool with Charlie Rangle and Al Sharpton to receive free and reduced lunches?
     
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    The rate of non-swimming in White kids is 41%. Probably non-swimming is more related to low-income than anything else.
     
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    I'd like to believe that, but, based on the article in the OP, that's not the case.

    Its not like all POOR live in the desert, and have never seen a body of water.
     
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    I think the question is not: Why don't black Americans swim?...

    The question is: Where did they come up with names like DeKendrix, JaTavious, Takeitha, JaMarcus, Litrelle, Latevin, and LaDarius?
     
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    I liked the kids' names, xotoxi. You name your kids something you like, donca?

    Seems weird to me, any parent not teaching their kidlet to swim. What happened to that silly idea a brand new baby could learn? We have Y's and public pools here in Cleveland, and the kidlets seem just as many blacks as whites in them to me.

    Is it regional, do ya think? I gather there are few public pools down south as a hangover from the days of desegregation.
     
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    What The Fuck kind of name is "xotoxi?"
     
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    What The Fuck is a "kidlet?"
     

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