Red Cross apologizes for swimming safety poster criticized as 'super racist'

The American Red Cross has apologized for a pool safety poster that was put up at two Colorado swimming pools that some parents consider racist.

The poster, “Be Cool, Follow The Rules,” showed most white children playing properly and most black children misbehaving such as diving and pushing other kids into the pool. It was posted in Fort Morgan and Salida.

When some parents started tweeting about it, the Red Cross said it would remove the posters and create new ones.

One tweet said, “Hey, @RedCross, send a new pool poster to @SalidaRec bc the current one they have w your name on it is super racist.”

The Red Cross apologized for the posters in a statement that was posted online Monday.

“The American Red Cross appreciates and is sensitive to the concerns raised regarding one of the water safety posters we produced,” the statement said.

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