RantCrush Top 5: June 28, 2016
Welcome to RantCrush Top 5, where we take you through today’s top five controversial stories in the world of law and policy. Who’s ranting and raving right now? Check it out below:
Earlier this month, the Red Cross released posters for pool safety depicting ‘cool’ and ‘uncool’ ways to act around a pool. While pool safety is very important, the imagery used in this particular poster is very worrisome. Only children of color are shown as being unruly and uncool but white children are shown being safe and calm. Why? Because prejudice! People on social media were so ready to call them out:
— John Sawyer (@JSawyer330) June 21, 2016
— Star Jones (@StarJonesEsq) June 27, 2016
The Red Cross has since ceased production of the posters and issued an official apology. Yikes!