A month ago, six African-American teenagers drowned in a single incident in Louisiana, prompting soul-searching about why so many young black Americans can’t swim. When 15-year-old DeKendrix
Swimming in the Black Community: How Racism Is Drowning Us black people love being around water. And to circumvent the constraints of a racist society—from segregation to affordability and
Dec 03, 2010 · Do black people swim? Of course they do. I am black and I can swim. Myth busted. Not so fast. A 2008 multi-phase study out of the University of Memphis revealed that 58% of black children could not swim, they drowned at 3-times the rate of their white peers and that simply being black reduced your rate of participation in the sport by almost 60% (MSNBC, 2008).
The swimming ability Bell curve is for black people shifted a little to the left but for track and field it’s shifted a little to the right. You can’t have everything, everything comes at a cost, when you gain in one area you lose in another, that’s the nature of life, it’s how the universe works.
Those on on the nurture side argue that swimming (like hockey, and golf) are generally activites more common in white, middleclass society. answer is that black people have a higher muscle
May 30, 2014 · Most conversations about black people’s relatively poor swimming skills begin and end with the assumption that it’s all black people’s fault. For example, there are swimming …
Author: Jarvis Deberry, Columnist
Brian Pote-Hunt, a consultant on equal opportunity issues for the UK’s Amateur Swimming Association, certainly believes that such “myths” once played a part in discouraging sports instructors from promoting swimming as even a recreational activity for black people.
Mar 20, 2017 · Best Answer: It’s mainly the Black women who bought among themselves this accurate stereotype. Black women don’t like swimming or anything water related, cuz water messes up their nappy hair or fake weaves, etc.
And you have written about some specific instances where there was some real violence surrounding these swimming pools, when black people would try to access these white pools.
Looking at the measurements of the limps, Black people are slightly ‘better’ at running, while Caucasian and Asian people are slightly ‘better’ at swimming. Also, in the Afro-American community, the amount of people who can actually swim is shockingly low.