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Off topic: Only 30 percent of African American children know how to swim – Aug 2012

Reasons – first two reasons from New York Times article Aug 2012

  1. Slave owners did not want them to learn how to swim – they could escape
  2. US beaches, until recent decades, were white-only
  3. African-Americans do not need a sun tan (but do need vitamin D)

CDC reports

African-American children aged 5-14 almost are 3X more likely to drown

See also VitaminDWiki

see wikipage: http://www.vitamindwiki.com/tiki-index.php?page_id=645

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