Tyler Perry Sends Victims of Racism to Disney World
After being exposed to a level of racism more regularly associated with the Civil War than 2009, a group of inner city kids are going to Walt Disney World.
Thanks to Tyler Perry, of course.
Last month, a group of kids from a Northeastern Philadelphia camp called Creative Steps was not allowed to swim at a pool at the Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley. The camp had signed a contract for the kids to swim there every week but then, after just one week, the club refunded the money and asked that they don’t come back.
No reason was given, however the campers were primarily African-American and Hispanic while the club is predominantly Caucasian. Valley Club has been accused of racism in the weeks since with protesters hanging outside and more.
Now Perry, the incredibly rich playwright and filmmaker behind the “Madea” series as well as several TV shows, has decided to foot the bill for all the kids to go to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, according to several sources.
“This made me so angry,” Perry wrote on his Web site. “This is awful, and for anyone that has grown up in the inner-city, you know that one small act of kindness can change your life.”