Outrageous Red Cross Pulls 'Racist' Swimming Safety Poster
— John Sawyer (@JSawyer330) June 21, 2016
Red Cross pulled a poster used for a 2014 swimming safety campaign that was accused of being racist.
The poster was called out by a Colorado family who spotted it at two different town pools.
The illustration points to "Cool" and "Not Cool" behavior. Almost all of the "uncool" behavior in the illustration is being committed by minorities.
Margaret Sawyer wrote on Facebook that it's "horrifying that children across the country are absorbing this message."
Red Cross thanked John Sawyer on Twitter and said it was taking immediate action to remove the posters. It's unclear who authorized them in the first place.
@JSawyer330 Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We’re removing this from our site immediately & are creating new materials.
— American Red Cross (@RedCross) June 21, 2016