Do you guys know what disgusts me the most? Even more than kitten heels? Racism. The ignorance of some people in this world astounds me (even though I’m not one to talk about ignorance). My mom was telling me about something that happened at the pharmacy she works at. There was this white woman at the pharmacy and my mom’s co-worker, who is an Iraqi, started speaking in Arabic. The white woman turned to her and said, “Are you speaking another language? I hate you. Go back to your own country.” That right there…it makes me want to cry, sob, throw a tantrum. I don’t understand how someone could be so…cruel, so ignorant. If I was a bystander witnessing that scene, I’m not sure what I would have done to that woman. It really saddens me that some people in this world can’t see past the color of a person’s skin or the language they speak, or their place of birth. I just…wow. Many things in this world baffle me, and racism is one of them.
I found this while trolling tumblr one day, and I don’t know if this is true or not, but I love it.
A white woman, about 51 years old, was seated next to a black man on an airplane. Obviously disturbed by this, she called the air hostess.
“Madam, what is the matter?” the hostess asked.
“You obviously do not see it,” 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 place is available.”
The Hostess went away and then came back a few minutes later. “Ma’am, I spoke to the captain and he informed me that there is also no seat in the business class. All the same, we still have one place 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.”
The hostess turned to the black man 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.