This happened on TAM airlines.

A 50-something year old white woman arrived at her seat and saw that the passenger next to her was a black man.

Visibly furious, she called the air hostess.”What’s the problem, ma?” the hostess asked her

“Can’t you see?” the lady said – “I was given a seat next to a black man. I can’t seat here next to him. You have to change my seat”

– “Please, calm down, ma” – said the hostess
“Unfortunately, all the seats are occupied, but I’m still going to check if we have any.”

The hostess left and returned some minutes later.

“Madam, as I told you, there isn’t any empty seat in this class- economy class.
But I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there isn’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.”

And before the woman said anything, the hostess continued

“Look, it is unusual for our company to allow a passenger from the economy class change to the first class.
However, given the circumstances, the commandant thinks that it would be a scandal to make a passenger travel sat next to an unpleasant person.”

And turning to the black man, the hostess said:

“Which means, Sir, if you would be so nice to pack your handbag, we have reserved you a seat in the first class…”

And all the passengers nearby, who were shocked to see the scene started applauding, some standing on their feet.”


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24 Responses to “Racism”

  1. its very nice story.

  2. Excellent one.

  3. I liked it

  4. Steevan Cruden on April 17th, 2013 at 7:00 am

    that lady is very racist.

  5. Bryan Coianiz on April 25th, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    Where has democracy gone. .? Why racism ? Everybody has there opinion and choose what they want.

  6. It really shows how as time has elapsed our society has matured and become broader minded compared to other developing countries.People in today’s society are willing to take a firm stand on what they believe in and know that people will side with them on touchy subjects like this. The last scene when they are all applauding together shows the unity among the people. Another powerful part is when the flight attendant refers to the lady by saying “unpleasant people” because sometimes, one must use harsh methods to teach people like such a permanent lesson.I think the flight attendant did the right thing absolutely. The fact that the flight attendant put her chance of getting fired over her passion to speak up for the black man was really touching too.

  7. bad

  8. No comment.

  9. Who is the author of this short story?

  10. Michael Anthony Green on December 9th, 2013 at 2:13 am

    I am black and I'm very prejudice against blacks. People think I'm insane, but that's because I'm color, black doesn't necessarily mean I have to like or love blacks. I like white people, and I will always like them as long as I live. Also, I am not a partisan of blackness. I proudly support whites.

  11. chloe-mae atkin on April 23rd, 2014 at 9:36 am

    OMG that was so sad and that women is so racist im going to put it as my statuse on facebook if anyone would like to see it follow me my name is chloe mae atkin on facebook xxx

  12. In April of 1989 that is about 25 years ago I called the police department in Elmhurst queens NY, I used to live with my mother on Vietor Ave a block from Elmhurst ave and Broadway for assistant regarding a mugging I experience…..
    Two police officers one was a older Black officer the other was a younger white officer I proceed to tell them I was just rob by four people with a gun and was forced face down on the hard concrete sidewalk the robbers took about $50.00 from my wallet and then said to stay down or we will shoot you, the robbers ran away this still haunt me up till today.

    The Black officer told me I was telling lies, false statements and continue to say he was going to arrest me and take me to jail and continue to say you fu.ck.ing Indian why don't you go back to your country, I was in shock and I continue to tell him I don't want to be arrested and told him to forget about it, the black office said if I call again I will be arrested you stupid Indian, go back to India,

    I was to upset to look for his name, however I want justice.

    If this happen to me, it had to happen to others…..

    I wanted to tell this story for a while now and decided to write it today, By the way I am not from India, I am a proud American, born in Trinidad.

    I would like to have the Elmhurst police station to investigate this issue,

  13. Just because your black doesn't make it any better, that just makes you racist to your own race. Prejudice is based off of ignorance, which I classify as a mental illness all on its own. So yeah, you are insane.

  14. Kolani Wenakan on August 21st, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Eiman Eltigani i dont like black color in any thing

  15. holy shit you guys, it doesn't matter what color you are. you can be any color of the rainbow. we're all human beings, and all human beings deserve respect. it doesn't matter what color your skin is. it's your personality, skin color doesn't change anything. stop this shit. and Michael, i don't understand your reasoning's for your opinion. being black and all, I should think you would know what it feels like to be discriminated, it's unfortunate but it's the truth. there is so much hate in this world.

  16. Panjarai Dl that's offensive

  17. Excellent!

  18. Squidward Tenticles on February 4th, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    poorly written needs to be revised good story doe

  19. This is horrible and i can’t stand racism! I am glad the man got moved tp first class as he must have felt horrible about himself. I think the woman should have faced harsh consequences!

  20. racisim

  21. short story on discrimination

  22. very good

  23. OMG! i love it!

  24. Hey… That’s pretty good

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