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‘This is not about black or white,’ Woman seen on McKinney pool party tape speaks for first time

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Tracey Carver-Allbritton has spoken publicly for the first time since the McKinney pool party outrage.

She was one of the women involved in the video seen of two grown women in an altercation with a young black girl.

Carver-Allbritton has allegedly been in hiding since the incident because she was receiving death threats.

She recounts the day with a pre-written letter.

The recollection starts around 4 p.m. when she, her two children, one of her grandchildren, and her friend from out of town went to the pool for an afternoon swim.

She says she noticed about an hour after she arrived at the pool, a BBQ with a DJ was being set up outside the pool gates. Within another half hour, party-goers were entering the pool area “by the dozens.”

“By the time our security officer arrived for his scheduled shift, the pool had been overtaken by unruly teenagers and young adults,” Tracey said.

According to the neighborhood’s pool policy, each resident is only allowed to bring 2 guests to the pool. But when the security officer asked to see the kids’ pool cards, they became upset and alleged that their presence was only an issue because of their skin color, Carver-Allbritton says.

However, Carver-Allbritton says everyone was asked for proof of residency, herself included.

When she realized things were getting out of hand, Tracey decided to leave.

“People whom I did not know were shouting at us through the gate while we were trying to exit,” she recalls.  “Once I was able to get out of the gate, a teen was screaming racist slurs at my visiting friend and me.”

Not long after that, were the controversial actions that were recorded and viewed millions of times on the internet.

“My friend’s hair was grabbed and she was pulled to the middle of the street. My kids were screaming and traumatized. I walked out to diffuse the fight and did just that. I did not beat anyone, nor did I use racial slurs of any kind.”

Carver-Allbritton says when she got to her car, she was hit in the back with a frozen drink, which she says also splashed her 11-year-old.

“Tracy has been in hiding ever since the incident because of death threats,” said her attorney, Gloria Allred.

Allred said the threats have been directed not only at Tracy, but also toward her children. Even though the threats have been reported to McKinney Police, Tracy does not feel safe returning home yet.

“I want the truth to come out, and the lies and threats to stop,” Carver-Allbritton said through her tears.

 

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