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Pool Project is an Issue of Racial Justice

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by Anna Christensen

It’s summertime. Long Beach youth are on vacation and many head to the water to cool off. But too often for minority youth, a swim can be deadly.

Nearly 70 percent of African American children and nearly 60 percent of Hispanic children have low or no swimming ability, compared to 42 percent of white children, according to a 2010 University of Memphis study.

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