Forget ‘wet hair’ worries... teaching Black children to swim is not optional, but mandatory.
The weather is warming up and that means one thing-time to pull out the bathing suit. If your old one can’t make it through another summer, then it may be time for a shopping trip.
I know what many of you are saying right now; “I’m in no rush to get a new bathing suit-I’m not trying to get my hair wet!” Here is my response. Did you know that nearly 60% of African American children can’t swim? If that statistic is true, then I suspect that aside from the bathtub, the survival rate for our folks encountering a challenging situation while in a body of water (pool, lake, pond, or ocean) has to be pretty low. Furthermore, teaching our little Black children to swim should not be thought of as optional, but mandatory.