The Rapidian

Place Matters.

Anna DeBraber
4 days 4 min ago
At Briggs Park a group of black neighborhood children gathers outside of the pool’s fence. It’s just days before they can jump into the refreshing blue and currently the staff is in the middle of a training session. At one point someone notices the collected group, and alerts the other lifeguards. The ones returning call out to and greet the kids, and one in particular seems to get more recognition. We’ll call him Marquis, and with a sigh the veteran guards inform the new lifeguards that, “He’s a troublemaker.” Once the pools open and the season begins, Marquis’ position at the pool will become... More
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