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Originally posted by MrSmith
My guess is because 3 times more black Americans in that age group live in areas that are inner city and far away from swimming sources in compared. Pretty logical if you think about it. You dont learn to swim if you never leave the inner-city or can't afford swimming lessons.
Myself, I was lucky enough to be born in a town on a lake. Plus, its typical here to enroll your children in swimming lessons when they are very young. Again, lucky enough to afford it.
[edit on 3-9-2010 by MrSmith]
Originally posted by pazcat
Don't take this the wrong way because of the commentary but it actually reminded me of this. From about 1:30min in.
The Eric Moussambani story is one of those more inspirational ones.
Originally posted by ManBehindTheMask
reply to post by Aggie Man
A southern stereotypical myth? Are you kidding? My family has been in Texas since the early 1800s
I grew up in Texas, West Texas, and South Texas, and around the border and Ive NEVER heard ANYONE say that.....
I think youre making it up lol