The Red Cross is apologizing after a poster depicting pool safety rules was circulated on Twitter and flamed for being “super racist.” The poster, which shows a crowd of cartoon children committing an array of poolside do’s and dont’s, was spotted at the Salida Pool and Recreation Department in Salida, Colorado. A Twitter user put a picture of the poster online, where people debated whether it was, in fact, offensive or not.
Those who found the poster questionable said it showed children of color doing dangerous activities labeled as “Not Cool,” while all of the acceptable, “Cool” activities were depicted with lighter-skinned people. “Seriously, @RedCross? Behaving white kids are ‘cool’; children of color depicted as misbehaving/’not cool’ #racism” wrote one critic. READ MORE