In all seriousness, this is pretty cool of Brandon Bass. He seems to have a good sense of humor about it and he’s using it to raise awareness about children drowning and inspiring kids to learn how to swim. Hats off to him for that.
But when I heard the newscaster say that 70% of black kids in the Boston area can’t swim my jaw hit the fucking floor. SEVENTY percent?! I thought the “black people can’t swim” stereotype was stupid and overblown because I always just assumed it wasn’t really true. Well, egg on my face I guess. Seventy percent of black people in Boston can’t swim. Good to know. Gonna mark that down in my “Survival Techniques” diary. Dear diary, black people are like bees. If they’re attacking you, run for water. Boom. Guess who will never get killed by a black person? This guy.
PS – How funny is it that white people make a big deal out of black people not being able to swim? Sure, maybe black people are better at football, basketball, baseball, running, jumping, throwing and basically everything. But not swimming! Let’s hang on to that one as if swimming fucking matters! I’ll trade swimming for dunking any day. Even when I go to the beach or pool it’s not like I actually swim, I just stand there or wade around in a float.