Against Racism : A True Story
April 2, 2007 3:14am CST
The following scene took place on a BA flight between Johannesburg and London. This is a true story. A White woman, about 50 years old, was seated next to a Black man. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air Hostess. "Madam, what is the matter," the Hostess asked. "You obviously do not see it then?" she responded. "You placed me next to a Black man. I do not agree to sit next to someone from such a repugnant group. Give me an alternative seat." "Be calm please, " the Hostess replied. "Almost all the places on this flight are taken. I will go to see if another seat is available." The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. "Madam, just as I thought, there are no other available seats in the Economy class. I spoke to the Captain and he informed me that there is also no seats in the Business class. All the same, we still have one seat in the First class." Before the woman could say anything, the Hostess continued: "It is not usual for our company to permit someone from the Economy class to sit in the First class. However, given the circumstances, the Captain feels that it would be scandalous to make someone sit next to someone so disgusting." She turned to the Black guy, and said, "Therefore, Sir, if you would like to, please collect your hand luggage, a seat awaits you in First class." At that moment, the other passengers who were shocked by what they had just witnessed stood up and applauded. If you are against Racism, please send this message to all your friends. Please do not delete it without sending it to at least one person
4 people like this
2 Apr 07
Great, why are these still happening at this time, haven't people learned their lessons yet?
2 Apr 07
Thank you for this story. It's nice to know that things like this happen on occasion. A couple of years ago I went on a tour in USA and there was a couple there from South Africa and they were going on about this racial superiority thing. Actually I agree that in a few very limited situations there are certain aspects where one race is superior - you only have to look at the finals of pretty much any world class mens 100m sprint to see that. But on average no race is superior, we're all just people and should try to get along
3 Apr 07
Yes...u r right....u gained an experience....
• United States
2 Apr 07
That woman should have to walk to her next destination. Barefoot.