Having a pool in your community that is only for the use of residents and guests? – “That’s raycis-s-s-s-s-!” according to Emily Badger at the Denver Post.
We don’t know what precisely happened Saturday before and after the moments captured on video. But for these black teens, the issue may not have been so much — or solely — their behavior, as their presence at a pool where residents who called the police suspected they did not belong.
The incident exposes the unspoken logic of gated resources: They are meant to give residents control over who’s in the community that can use communal goods. Private community swimming pools do a good job at this (in this McKinney community, residents are allotted a few guest passes a piece). Really private pools — in the fenced back yards of individual homes — achieve this even more effectively.
So having your own fenced backyard is racist. By extension, having your own car instead of sharing public transportation is racist.
The actual consequence of a policy that all privately owned pools should be open to the public would not be more pools, but actually, no pools. (Except for the very, very rich).
But presumably the left would like that. You know, equality and all that.
As for the Texas pool party incident — it seems to be not quite the innocent black teens lawfully enjoying a pool party without bothering anyone until the Ray-ciss-s-s-s-s-s police showed up narrative the MFM has been promoting. This is why I don’t get outraged about these things, but always wait a day or two for ‘The Rest of the Story.’