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The Associated Press is reporting that the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission is investigating a swim club outside of Philadelphia on accusations of racial discrimination.

The Valley Club allegedly told a group of visiting minority children to get out of the pool and not to return. They are denying this claim and saying that overcrowding was the problem.

The Creative Steps camp is from northeast Pennsylvania and had planned to come to The Valley Club every Monday this summer. The alleged incident occured on June 29. Some of the children claim they heard racial comments.

One 9-year-old member, who was upset about the incident, was asked if she would return if allowed. "I don't want to swim here anymore," she responded.

Senator Arlen Specter called the sitution "extemely disturbing" and is also investigating the matter.



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