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armalite
01-21-2004, 08:13 PM
These two broads deserve to be humiliated for the rest of their lives for this stupid lawsuit....Unfreakin real!

Trial Over Flight Attendant's Alleged Racist Rhyme Starts
2 Women Say Rhyme Left Them Feeling Humiliated, Degraded

POSTED: 1:08 p.m. EST January 21, 2004
UPDATED: 3:02 p.m. EST January 21, 2004

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A flight attendant's variation on the "eenie, meenie, minnie moe" rhyme to encourage passengers to hurry and find their seats left two black women on the Southwest Airlines flight feeling humiliated and degraded, their attorney said as trial of their lawsuit began.
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Louise Sawyer and Grace Fuller, sisters from suburban Kansas City, were heading home from a Las Vegas vacation when the incident took place three years ago next month. As passengers were boarding the plane and looking for seats, flight attendant Jennifer Cundiff made the following comment over the intercom: "Eenie, meenie, minie moe; pick a seat, we gotta go."

Sawyer and Fuller, who are black, contend that the attendant's remark struck them as a reference to a well-known racist version of the rhyme, in which the first line is followed by these words: "Catch a n----r by the toe."

They sued Southwest Airlines in U.S. District Court at Kansas City, Kan., clamining 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.


Scott A. Wissel, a Kansas City lawyer 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.

John W. Cowden, a Kansas City lawyer representing Southwest Airlines, characterized Cundiff's remark as an "innocent and positive use of this phrase."

She was not directing the comment solely at Sawyer and Fuller, but at other passengers who were standing in the aisle, too, Cowden said.

Fuller, of Lenexa, Kan., testified that she and her sister, who lives in Merriam, Kan., had missed their original flight to Kansas City and were placed on standby for the next one. They were the last passengers to board and could not find a seat, and she contends they were the only passengers still standing.

As the two sisters stood in the aisle, Cundiff said the rhyme over the intercom.

"I couldn't believe that in 2001 someone would say something like that," Fuller said. She said she saw a direct connection to the racist rhyme.

Fuller testified that during the flight to Kansas City she had a small seizure. After she got home later, she had a "grand mal" seizure and was bedridden for three days, she testified.

When Cowden asked if the "n-word" was used that day, Fuller said, "No, it wasn't." But she said she heard it whenever the rhyme is uttered.

Fuller said she felt humiliated, embarrassed and frustrated, and that some passengers snickered at her and her sister.

Cundiff, who lives in Argyle, Texas, 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.

Cundiff said she used the rhyme because several people, besides Sawyer and Fuller, were out of their seats.

She testified that she was confused why someone would complain about the rhyme. She said she asked her supervisor why what she said was racist, and that the supervisor didn't know.

It was not until she showed her mother letters written by Sawyer and Fuller that she learned about the racist version, Cundiff said.

The flight attendant testified that Southwest Airlines "makes it very, very clear" not to discriminate based on race, religion or nationality.

shmivel
01-21-2004, 08:32 PM
The judge should be silly slapped for permitting this trivial suit to reach trial. The women are simply playing the race card as opportunists. I would love to know if they have a history of suing people over similar circumstances.

240blur
01-21-2004, 08:36 PM
Thats the stupidest thing I have ever heard. I didn't know there was a racist version either till I read this post. thats what happens when people listen to lawyers.

Irie_eyes
01-21-2004, 08:50 PM
I don't think there is a racist version.
The rhyme originated from the "racist version".
It's more based on unintentional/lack of knowledge. It was not meant to be racist.
Gotta watch out for those, but suing for money is very opportunistic.

vedubin01
01-21-2004, 09:16 PM
I hate to say it but they look for any way to make money when the race card is used. "and yes I used they" Im tired of people feeling that they are, and have been supressed. BS get a life and change your attitude and life will be better!

Southwest should counter sue for them bringing thier name up in public and smearing it for the mighty $$.

armalite
01-21-2004, 09:19 PM
These people who bring bogus civil lawsuits to the courts should pay the fees if and when they lose. And when people do this in criminal cases then they should go straight to the joint! I don't know if Kobe is innocent or guilty but if he's guilty then he goes, if he's innocent then that broad goes to the joint and that's the way it should be for trying to mess a person's life up.

HyJynX
01-21-2004, 09:36 PM
Didnt the same thing happen last year? i swear remember hearing something like this

_Nzo_
01-21-2004, 11:47 PM
People like this should be killed outright, no question; or at least relegate them all to their own walled-off section of the world where they cant get at the rest of us. What purpose could they possibly serve in our society? Nevermind, thats a dumb question http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/rolleyes1.gif

M_TYPE_X
01-21-2004, 11:49 PM
Didnt the same thing happen last year? i swear remember hearing something like this



Yeah, that was me. I don't like flight attendants on US airlines. I think they take all the boors they can find and put 'em up in da air. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

HyJynX
01-22-2004, 12:15 AM
Didnt the same thing happen last year? i swear remember hearing something like this



Yeah, that was me. I don't like flight attendants on US airlines. I think they take all the boors they can find and put 'em up in da air. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/mad.gif

Yea must have been you...

D_Nyholm
01-22-2004, 09:02 AM
Wow, I feel discriminated against on this one. All along I thought it was Tiger. If it isn't I am going to sue you Armalite!! Better go get your lawyer!! (Actually, aren't you a lawyer?)

skee79
01-22-2004, 09:15 AM
Maybe they should file lawsuits against
The Lansing State Journal (http://www.lsj.com/lifestyles/homeworks/hw_031213_sofa.html)
Imagination Entertainment (http://21st-century-home.co.uk/toys/toys.pl/item-B000067BKH/shop.htm)
The Temptations (http://www.oldielyrics.com/lyrics/the_temptations/eenie_meenie_minie_moe.html)
and
MacSpeedZone (http://www.macspeedzone.com/archive/html/art/edge/misc/a/quick_733_vs_867_vs_800.html)
So much hatred in this world!! Why!!!! http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tear.gif
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armalite
01-22-2004, 10:13 AM
Wow, I feel discriminated against on this one. All along I thought it was Tiger. If it isn't I am going to sue you Armalite!! Better go get your lawyer!! (Actually, aren't you a lawyer?)



H E L L N O !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

delerium75
01-22-2004, 11:26 AM
The 1998 Nissan Maxima brochure has an eeny, meeny, miney mo thing. Eeny is a jet, meeny is a boat, miney is a train...turn the page and mo is a black Maxima. I wonder if Nissan got sued over this brochure????

skee79
01-22-2004, 12:12 PM
The 1998 Nissan Maxima brochure has an eeny, meeny, miney mo thing. Eeny is a jet, meeny is a boat, miney is a train...turn the page and mo is a black Maxima. I wonder if Nissan got sued over this brochure????



a BLACK maxima? Bigots.


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watcher
01-22-2004, 12:32 PM
Those broads should be strapped to a chair and b!tch slapped for eternity. Frivolous doesn't even begin to describe this lawsuit. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/rolleyes1.gif

gunluvS14
01-22-2004, 12:53 PM
wow, this is wild~ http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif
Law practicing circle is so fasinating. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tongue.gif

WhereHaveYouBeen
01-25-2004, 08:31 PM
When welfare and food stamps go sour, its time to try frivilous lawsuits. Gotta pay for that escalade somehow.

M_TYPE_X
01-26-2004, 03:48 PM
When welfare and food stamps go sour, its time to try frivilous lawsuits. Gotta pay for that escalade somehow.



It's actually much easier than beating up Eminem's mom on 8-Mile. After all, he didn't buy her a 'Slade ... she drives a beater Accord. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/smirk.gif

MiReLaNsKi
01-26-2004, 05:42 PM
When welfare and food stamps go sour, its time to try frivilous lawsuits. Gotta pay for that escalade somehow.



Oh yeah. There's the mature logical reason behind it.
Does that Escalade have twenty inch rims on it...because you know that they have got to have twenty inch rims on it.

DeanG35c6
01-27-2004, 06:25 PM
When welfare and food stamps go sour, its time to try frivilous lawsuits. Gotta pay for that escalade somehow.



I'm confused! Are you a racist or just plain ignorant? I guess welfare and food stamps paid for their trip to Las Vegas. Sounds like blatant ignorance to me. A racists would at least understand the achievements minorities have made in the past few decades, nontheless, the hate is still there. Ignorance, on the other hand, is far more dangerous. With a racist, you know exactly where you stand. I don't like them, but I respect anyone who stands up for what he or she believes. However, with an abundance of information deliverable in a wide variety of media, the ignorant still exists. While I don't condone petty lawsuits, it is statements like yours that keep lawyers in business and people like yourself paying for their ignorance.

MiReLaNsKi
01-27-2004, 06:32 PM
When welfare and food stamps go sour, its time to try frivilous lawsuits. Gotta pay for that escalade somehow.



I'm confused! Are you a racist or just plain ignorant? I guess welfare and food stamps paid for their trip to Las Vegas. Sounds like blatant ignorance to me. A racists would at least understand the achievements minorities have made in the past few decades, nontheless, the hate is still there. Ignorance, on the other hand, is far more dangerous. With a racist, you know exactly where you stand. I don't like them, but I respect anyone who stands up for what he or she believes. However, with an abundance of information deliverable in a wide variety of media, the ignorant still exists. While I don't condone petty lawsuits, it is statements like yours that keep lawyers in business and people like yourself paying for their ignorance.



There is no rational explanation behind it. Without ignorance people like us who are not ignorant would not exist.

Sometimes this entire forum is devoid of the fact that there maybe minorities lurking around here!

M_TYPE_X
01-27-2004, 07:31 PM
Sometimes this entire forum is devoid of the fact that there maybe minorities lurking around here!




Or women! What's the world coming to. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tear.gif

MiReLaNsKi
01-27-2004, 11:27 PM
Sometimes this entire forum is devoid of the fact that there maybe minorities lurking around here!




Or women! What's the world coming to. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/tear.gif



indeed