Official Challenge to Knockout at Duluth YMCA Swimsuit Meet Swimsuit ‘Black Lives Matter’ – WCCO
DULUTH, Minn. (WCCO) – The Duluth YMCA says an official was kicked out of a swimming meeting on Sunday after attempting to disqualify a swimmer for wearing a “Black Lives Matter” swimsuit.
The meeting was held at Superior High School. The YMCA said “an independent volunteer official inappropriately prohibited student athletes from participating in the meeting.”
Duluth NAACP said the girl “does not change and is always united for what she believes in”.
The YMCA said it opposed the official’s ruling and that leadership stepped in to get it over with. Students were finally allowed to participate.
“We need to protect our young black girls and stand up against racism without showing it off,” the NAACP said.
The NAACP also said the girl was wearing a swimsuit.
Officially banned from future swimming meetings held by the Duluth YMCA.
“Duluth YMCA is saddened that students, their families, and their teammates have had to endure this unacceptable behavior,” the organization said. “Duluth YMCA will continue our ongoing commitment to training all employees and volunteers on diversity, equity, and inclusion.”