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Black and white witnesses agree: McKinney pool party fight started when white mother slapped a black teen

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by The Grio

Tatiana Rose, who hosted the community pool party with her siblings, says that the weekend confrontation was sparked by angry White… Read More

McKinney, Texas, and the Racial History of American Swimming Pools

Swimming Pools Have Long Been a Racial Battleground in America

by The Atlantic

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