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01-26-2004, 09:16 PM
Jury Finds Airline NOT Liable for "Racist Rhyme' - PC Lunacy!
Jury says airline not liable in suit over 'racist rhyme' used by flight attendant.

January 21, 2004


Southwest Airlines is not liable for a flight attendant who upset two black passengers by using a version of a rhyme with a racist history, a jury determined Wednesday.

The two passengers, sisters Louise Sawyer and Grace Fuller, were heading home from a Las Vegas vacation nearly three 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 a racist version that dates to before the civil rights era: "Eenie, meenie, minie, moe; catch a n----- by his toe."

The sisters filed a federal lawsuit against the airline claiming they were discriminated against and suffered physical and emotional distress. Judge Kathryn H. Vratil ruled last year that the case could proceed to trial, and it began on Tuesday before an eight-member jury.

The jury returned its verdict in favor of the airline Wednesday evening.

Attorney Scott A. Wissel, representing the two women, said in his opening statement that they were humiliated and degraded when Cundiff used the phrase, and decided to sue out of frustration after Southwest Airlines would not take their complaint seriously.

Cundiff, who is white, testified that she had used the rhyme before on other flights. She said Southwest Airlines encourages employees to use humor to help make flights more fun and memorable.

She testified that she was confused why someone would complain about the rhyme. It was not until later that she learned about the racist version, she said.

01-26-2004, 09:55 PM
ya know, "eenie meenie minie moe, catch a tiger by his toe. If he hollers, let him go. eenie meenie minie moe" is used all the time in elementary schools when school kids need to pick who's it or whatever, and all notions of a racist past are forgotten until it comes to trying to make an issue out of it.

Junyore Grades
01-27-2004, 08:09 AM
I don't see what the problem is anyway. If he hollers, we let him go.

01-27-2004, 08:18 AM
******s looking for free money...

Junyore Grades
01-27-2004, 08:30 AM
I've always heard it as "tiger" too. All these years, I've been opressing tigers

Dr. Love
01-27-2004, 08:32 AM
I always thought it was -

"Catch a tiger by his toe;
If he hollers make him pay,
$50 every day."

Guess we just wanted to make money around here on the backs of the tigers.

01-27-2004, 08:37 AM
Maybe the original song was "catch a ****** by his toe" back in EIGHTEEN SIXTY WHO GIVES A SHIT...

This is 2 THOUSAND AND FO !!

Besides.. it said catcha ****** by HIS toe, not HER.. so the song couldn't be directed towards these SISTAHZ...


Junyore Grades
01-27-2004, 08:45 AM
I wonder if they were in the front of the plane or the back?

Little Texan
01-27-2004, 09:19 PM
Elvis said it. Just a couple of niggas trying to get a big settlement out of the airline.

01-27-2004, 10:18 PM

09-02-2004, 07:08 PM
Elvis, your funny as hell, man.


09-02-2004, 07:10 PM
What is the point of stirring up this shit?

09-02-2004, 07:12 PM
i was just about to ask that

09-02-2004, 07:20 PM
Originally posted by ELVIS
******s looking for free money...

Sounds like 75% of Oakland.

Mezro...I wonder what percent of frivolous lawsuits are initiated by African Americans...

09-02-2004, 07:40 PM

09-02-2004, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by Satan
What is the point of stirring up this shit?

Its a victory against racism aimed towards whites, which needs to be talked about more. Its also a victory against the liberal throught police, such as your satanic liberal self.:D

09-02-2004, 07:47 PM
It's also a 9 month old topic. Ally could have carried little Lucifer Jr to term by now!

09-03-2004, 10:36 AM
My wife is black and ive' tried and tried but i cant' catcher by the toe

09-03-2004, 10:52 AM
Originally posted by Junyore Grades
I don't see what the problem is anyway. If he hollers, we let him go.

God damn that made me laugh out loud. :D

Hey Elvis, I agree with you 100%. I might as well enjoy it while it lasts.

09-03-2004, 11:20 AM
****UPDATE**** I got her by the toe right now.... What am I supposed to do next?

09-03-2004, 11:22 AM
How is a guy with a black wife and a gay brother so goddamned ignorant?

09-03-2004, 11:25 AM
The devil made me do it

09-03-2004, 11:28 AM
Originally posted by JCOOK
The devil made me do it

Leave me out of this! I get blamed for enough shit as it is. You mortals have to take responsibility for your own actions.