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Resource ID: #15220
Subject: Discrimination
Source: KJAC-TV (Port Arthur
Affiliation: 
Date: June 1, 1998

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The owners of the Silsbee Swim Club turned away an African American boy because of his race. Jardell Elam was the only African American on his Little League baseball team. The team had an end-of-the-season swim party at the pool. At the party the owners told several parents and coaches that "black people don't swim in the pool." Wireless microphones recorded the owners later denying two other African American boys entrance.

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