WHITE COLLEGES WANT TO SAVE STUDENTS LIVES WITH SWIMMING DO HBCU'S BLACK LIVES MATTER
The Civil Writer Magazine
There are a dozen predominantly white colleges that have survival swimming test requirements before students graduate. This is what Swarthmore and other white colleges require of their students.
Now the overall drowning rate for blacks was 1.4 times the rate for whites. Ages 5–19 years are 5.5 times higher than those among whites in the same age group. But no HBCUs have swimming test requirements for graduating Black students because swimming can save Black lives.
It is true that some Black folks especially Black women do not like swimming because it's destructive to their Black hair and skin. But what if HBCUs had their own life saving requirement for Black students, which is to maintain a blood pressure level of (120/80) or less before graduating even if it is controlled by medicine. Because 40 percent of African-American men and women have life threatening high blood pressure. Once Blacks reach adulthood swimming pools becomes passé but heart attacks and strokes becomes more prevalent. Seldom do you hear, "girl!! Mabel died from a drowning accident". But Mabel had a stroke is more likely. Blacks are nearly three times more likely to have a stroke at age 45 than whites therefore some physical activity requirements in college would set a discipline for Black men and women to maintain for life.