Racism Riot

Un-fairism or Racism? Same thing really.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks was one of the first people to stand up to racism. In the 1900's, everything you did was determined by colour of skin. Instead of Men's and Women's toilets, there was black and white toilets. When Rosa parks refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a bus, riot broke out. This was one of the first steps to fighting racism all over the world.

Abby's Discrimination

One girl called Abby was only 18 years old when she experienced racism on a major level. Abby had never felt different to her friends due to the colour of her skin until she was recommended to a restaurant to work by her friend Becca. When Abby came in for an interview, the restaurant owner took one look at her and asked to speak with Becca. She came back crying hysterically and told Abby that the boss denied Abby a job because of the colour of her skin. He said it will scare away customers if they see her at the front desk. This is not true. Things like this happen all the time and it has to come to an end.

Airline Racism

As the passengers were boarding, a middle-aged white women got to her seat. Obviously furious, she called to the air hostess. “What is the problem mam?” “Can’t you see?” replied the lady. “I was given a seat next to a black man! I can’t sit here next to him. You have to change my seat!” The hostess obliged and went to check if there were any spare seats. She returned a few minutes later. “Madam, I spoke to the captain and he confirmed that there aren’t any empty seats in the economy class. We only have seats in the first class.” Before the woman could say 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 sitting next to an unpleasant person.” The hostess turned back to the black man and said “Which means sir, if you would be kind enough to pack your handbag, we have a reserved seat for you in first class”.