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I'm sick of stupid f'n sensitive types

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stickseler, Feb 21, 2003.

  1. Stickseler

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    I\'m sick of stupid f\'n sensitive types

    These people who whine about everything make me sick, I also think they are the cause of most raceism
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    (02-10) 17:33 PST KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) --

    A judge has set a trial date in a discrimination lawsuit filed against Southwest Airlines by two black passengers who were upset when a flight attendant recited a version of a rhyme with a racist history.

    Grace Fuller, 48, and her sister Louise Sawyer, 46, were returning from Las Vegas two years ago when flight attendant Jennifer Cundiff, trying to get passengers to sit down, said over the intercom, "Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; pick a seat, we gotta go."

    The sisters say the rhyme was directed at them and was a reference to its racist version that dates to before the civil rights era: "Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; catch a n----- by his toe."

    "It was like I was too dumb to find a seat," Fuller said. Sawyer said fellow passengers snickered at the rhyme, which made her feel alienated.

    The sisters are seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

    U.S. District Judge Kathryn Vratil last week dismissed the sisters' claims of physical and emotional distress but set trial for March 4.

    "The court agrees with plaintiffs that because of its history, the phrase `eenie, meenie, minie, moe' could reasonably be viewed as objectively racist and offensive," Vratil wrote. The second line of a modern version of the rhyme usually goes, "Catch a tiger by the toe."

    Airline attorney John Cowden said there was no intent to discriminate against any passenger.

    Cundiff, who is white and was 22 at the time of the incident, said she had never heard the offensive version of the rhyme. She said she learned the Southwest version from co-workers and used it as a funny way of getting passengers -- who are not assigned seats on Southwest -- to sit down.

    Plaintiffs' attorney Scott Wissel said the sisters also want Southwest to stop using the rhyme and provide employee training to prevent such incidents.
     
  2. Z3PR

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    Re: I\'m sick of stupid f\'n sensitive types

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    These people who whine about everything make me sick, I also think they are the cause of most raceism

    [/ QUOTE ] I agree !!!!!! It's so sad that some people use the old racist sh!t to sue someone !!!!! This is the kind of thing that keeps racism alive.
     
  3. ChevyCaGal

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    Re: I\'m sick of stupid f\'n sensitive types

    She should have said.... "Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; STFU and here we go...."

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    "It was like I was too dumb to find a seat," Fuller said.

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    Hmmm you must be that stupid. She wouldn't have said the rhyme if you had been in your seat now would she ya dummy. Quit crying and trying to get rich off your issues dumb lady. Get off your fat butt, get a job and work like the rest of us to earn our keep, not sue over this. Geez, give me a break. I hate these people who want to get rich suing because they were offended! Good gosh, how aboslutely beyond stupid are these two freaking chicks? Ah, it's called having a sense of humor. Might want to get one. This just pisses me off (can't ya tell!). I hope the airline sues them for being morons... /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    Re: I\'m sick of stupid f\'n sensitive types

    Some people can find racisim in any comment made to them or around them.Sometimes I wish the whatever/Americans could go live in the place they want to call their first home for a while.It might change their mind about how bad they have it here.IMO be AMERICAN or go home!!!Everyone is too sue happy today IMO. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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