Tyler Perry Steps Forward to Save Kids Exposed to Racism

October 5, 2015

After learning about the 65 children from a Philadelphia day camp who were booted from a swimming pool because they were black, Tyler Perry has spoken out expressing outrage towards the incident.

“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.  These kids see the images of President Obama on TV and then they see the drug dealers and thugs on the corner. Which do you think is more their reality? One act of kindness, one person telling them that they are special, one moment of encouragement can make them move mountains. I know it to be true because I was one of them.  They don't need to be called names and be told that they are less than, because of the color of their skin or because of where they come from.”

Out of the kindness of his heart, Tyler Perry has arranged for all 65 kids to take a trip to Disneyland on his behalf.

Creative Steps director Alethea Wright says she's thrilled about the offer, especially because Perry “comes from humble beginnings” like the children in her camp.