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Old 05-10-2009
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Default "Parting The Water" The Movie!

Hey Folks check out this trailer for the documentary "Parting The Waters"

Here is Synopsis of the film and go see it when it comes to your neck of the woods!

More than 50 years after landmark civil rights decisions opened schools and voting booths, fewer than 1% of competitive swimmers in the U.S. are black and Latino. Parting the Waters is the story of African-American championship swimmers Maritza Correia and Cullen Jones, and the young black and Latino swimmers coming up behind them –– as they challenge old myths, fears, and stereotypes to break down the last vestiges of segregation.

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Hey Folks check out this trailer for the documentary "Parting The Waters"

Here is Synopsis of the film and go see it when it comes to your neck of the woods!

More than 50 years after landmark civil rights decisions opened schools and voting booths, fewer than 1% of competitive swimmers in the U.S. are black and Latino. Parting the Waters is the story of African-American championship swimmers Maritza Correia and Cullen Jones, and the young black and Latino swimmers coming up behind them –– as they challenge old myths, fears, and stereotypes to break down the last vestiges of segregation.
Sounds cool. BTW, what is the theory behind the lack of competitive latino swimmers? I don't imagine it's as involved as the theory behind the lack of black swimmers.
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Sounds cool. BTW, what is the theory behind the lack of competitive latino swimmers? I don't imagine it's as involved as the theory behind the lack of black swimmers.
I'm going to venture a guess and say that the reason why there aren't more Latino/a competitive swimmers is due to finance and possibly language in certain instances. But issues of cultural insensitivity have arisen. I have a number of friends that have told me some pretty horrible stories.
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I'm going to venture a guess and say that the reason why there aren't more Latino/a competitive swimmers is due to finance and possibly language in certain instances. But issues of cultural insensitivity have arisen. I have a number of friends that have told me some pretty horrible stories.
I guess we need to see the documentary. Hmm...I can relate to financial issues. Cultural insensitivity? (Thoughts of culture at different levels have been on my mind recently.)
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