Published February 23, 2021
USA Today mentioned research by Victoria W. Wolcott about a historical look at segregated public pools and the lasting effect they’ve had on the Black community. Wolcott’s research notes that white city leaders pre-integration justified segregation for two primary reasons: The fear of violence between whites and Blacks and “Scantily clad bathers flirting and playing raised the specter of interracial sex and some feared for young white women’s safety,” she wrote.
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