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Racism: it's just a problem here in America! In fact, racism and especially white supremacy were more or less invented over in Europe.
No, we're not talking about football protests — we're talking about a flight attendant's supremely offensive rant about her Nigerian passengers.
As you'll see in the outrageous video below, she singles out Nigerian men for their behavior, the way that they speak, … and their large, cumbersome penises.
Sometimes people living in certain areas of Europe try to look down on racial tensions within the United States and point out how there seems to be less of that wherever they live.
Like, in Denmark or wherever.
One, in most of those cases, it's because those countries are so overwhelmingly white that there very naturally won't be that many conflicts. Having a racially homogenous nation should not be a source of pride.
Two, Britain really has no high ground on which to stand in that department.
A flight attendant from British Airways (which sounds like an airline devoted to, like, a trachea, but that's neither here no there) is under fire and reportedly under investigation after a series of videos that she posted to social media.
She starts by complaining about her job, which is fine. If retail workers and flight attendants and anyone else in the service industry didn't complain about their jobs online, they'd kill us all.
That's why we have the internet. For them to vent.
The problem is that the nature of her complaints are hella racist. If she'd stuck to talking about food and having to work on Friday night, she'd be in the clear.
This was posted to social media, so she's addressing people who probably work 9-to-5 jobs or something similar.
"All right, so all of yous are there getting ready for your Friday night, getting in the pre-drinks, you know, as you do."
That's a pretty ideal Friday night for most people, sure.
"And I’m here, getting ready to go to work, put on a yellow life jacket, point out the exits, hand out chicken or beef."
She's talking about walking passengers through the motions by miming basic instructions, like they do before every flight. She even makes the gestures in the video.
And of course she brings up the very, very limited food options.
(I'm no vegetarian, but surely there's something that's neither chicken nor beef for those folks. Right?)
"What sort of Friday night is this for me?"
Well, not a fun one. But, like, she's getting paid for it. It's her job. I used to work on Friday nights, every single Friday. Sometimes, that's life.
But, unfortunately, her complaints extend beyond her job to her passengers.
To a very specific group of passengers.
"All the Nigerians are all going to be there like ‘Gimme Coca-Cola, give me beef. Why you have no beef left? I want beef.’"
She says all of that while mocking a Nigerian accent.
That's a huge no-no on its own, folks.
Racist caricatures are not okay.
A lot of people don't realize that, especially people who are good at impersonations and usually enjoy imitating someone's voice.
Don't do that to an entire race or ethnic group, folks.
Then it gets worse:
"All the Nigerians are gonna be there asking for f–king upgrades because they haven’t got enough leg room because their BBCs are in their way. Big dicks like this swinging from side to side."
She is not referring to the BBC, like British news media.
She's talking about "big, black cocks."
In case you're wondering, yes, that's absolutely racist, even if it seems like a compliment. Stereotypes like that are dehumanizing, even the ones that are supposedly positive.
She was trying to do a "funny" monologue to blow off steam. We get it.
It's just not funny. As you can see.
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If you’re like most Americans, the story of Amelia Earhart is one that you’re familiar with, but never devoted much serious thought to.
It’s a narrative that’s first introduced to most of us in grade school:
Earhart was an aviation pioneer and the first woman to make a solo flight across the Atlantic, but her life was cut tragically short during a failed attempt to fly around the globe.
The circumstances surrounding Earhart’s disappearance remain mysterious, but it’s been widely assumed that she died in a crash after running out of fuel.
Now, 80 years after the famed pilot’s disappearance, a controversial photo is raising questions about the accuracy of that assumption.
The image – part of a new documentary produced by the History Channel and former FBI assistant director Shawn Henry – is being presented as evidence that Earhart did not die in a crash or as a castaway.
Instead, Henry claims, Earhart was held captive by the Japanese after crash landing her plane on a remote island in the South Pacific.
The photo, he says, shows Earhart surrounded by her captors.
“This absolutely changes history,” Henry tells People magazine.
“I think we proved beyond a reasonable doubt that she survived her flight and was held prisoner by the Japanese on the island of Saipan, where she eventually died.”
Henry notes that the Japanese likely did not realize they were imprisoning a famous pilot, and they “may have believed” that Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan, were American spies.
The theory that Earhart died in captivity has been espoused by numerous Earhart buffs over the years, but Henry claims this is the first photographic evidence that supports that notion.
The image has been analyzed by a digital forensic who confirmed that it hasn’t been retouched, as well as a facial recognition expert who says it’s “likely” that the seated woman in the photo is Earhart.
But there are some skeptics who insist that even if Earhart is the woman in the photo, the image proves nothing about her disappearance.
Ric Gillespie, owner of an organization dedicated to solving the Earhart mystery, says Earhart would not have had enough fuel to reach the Marshall Islands, where the photo was taken.
He also points out that her alleged captors in the image are not carrying guns, and do not appear to be behaving in any sort of menacing fashion.
Amelia Earhart: The Lost Evidence premieres on the History Channel on Sunday, July 9.