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‘Racist’ Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology

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The American Red Cross apologized Tuesday amid backlash over a sign it created on swim safety guidelines for children that was perceived as racist, NBCBLK reported.

The apology came after a photo circulated of the poster on social media. The poster, which was seen on display at pools in at least two towns in Colorado, read at the top: “Be Cool, Follow the Rules.” Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The white children were labeled as behaving “cool” while children of color were depicted as misbehaving, or “not cool,” for breaking pool safety rules.

The Red Cross said it has discontinued the production of the poster and ...

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Update: WTIC And Craig Apologize For Offensive Video

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Bill Sarno


With Latino leaders and Hartford officials, including Mayor Luke Bronin, calling an online video about the city’s Latino festival racist and degrading, both the radio personality who posted the video and his radio station issued apologies Tuesday evening in an attempt to quell the controversy.

In his statement, 96.5 TIC-FM disc jockey Gary Craig described the video he made at the recent Hartford Latino Festival as a “poor attempt at being humorous” and as “insensitive and stupid.”

WTIC-FM’s response included “Gary’s video was inappropriate and was not in line with our station’s values.”

The video was taken offline Tuesday afternoon but criticism from ...

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Another Offensive Gary Craig Video Surfaces

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A CTLatinoNews.com reader sent us a link today to another video posted by WTIC-FM radio personality Gary Craig.  In this video, he is in New Haven near Latino food trucks and says he should call Trump to build a wall.  This video may have also appeared on the radio station website, because the You Tube link still directs you to the CBS site, which owns the station.  There, it says page not available.

To view this newly-surfaced video, please click here.


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