There's Some Justice After All - Kind Of

Monday, November 16, 2009

A while back I posted up on The Valley Swim Club who were trying to keep the good 'ol policy of Whites Only alive and well - and rightly so got lambasted for it - and I just read a post up on Live Journal that apparently they're filing for bankruptcy.

A suburban swim club accused of discrimination last summer after revoking the memberships of mostly black and Hispanic children plans to declare bankruptcy, a newspaper reported Saturday. Valley Swim Club president John Duesler sent an e-mail to club "friends and families" Friday saying the board of directors had voted to file for Chapter 7 bankruptcy this week, The Philadelphia Daily News reported.

Duesler wrote in the e-mail that many would blame the bankruptcy on legal proceedings and negative media exposure, the newspaper said. But, he said, "the truth is that the club has struggled to stay out of the red for at least the last decade" and owes more than $100,000 in operational expenses and legal fees, the newspaper reported.
So there is some justice there - because those MF's should be outta business - but there is some bad news to this as well because the bankruptcy filing puts a temporary stay on the the suit filed by The Creative Steps day camp - and say what you will about a litigious society - I like it when these types of cases go to court and someone's gotta pay out because it gives the message to other organizations and companies that they'll be held accountable and in some ways it ties a financial impact to racism.