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Red Cross apologizes for poster criticized as ‘super racist’


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

The Red Cross promised to remove the posters and create new ones when some parents started tweeting about it

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.”

In a statement that was posted online on Monday, the Red Cross apologized for the posters.

“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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