The United States averages nine drownings per day; minorities make up 40% of those deaths.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, black children, between the ages of 5 and 19, are 2.6 times more likely to drown than whites.
Cartwright says too many minority parents have sheltered their children from acquiring swimming skills, because of the adults inability to swim. “The parents have a fear that they don't know how to swim, so they don't want their kids near water. So, they don’t want them get swimming lessons.”
Monday, July 10, 2006
No analysis or criticism here. It's just not something I ever thought was a problem.
Posted by Nat-Wu at 10:15 PM