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megimoo
11-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Woman Wanted A Caucasian Driver - But Got Fired Instead (Didn't want man in "turban" driving child)

A BBC radio presenter was fired after making "completely unacceptable" comments about Asian taxi drivers, the broadcaster said today.

Sam Mason, 40, asked a Bristol cab firm not to send an Asian driver to pick up her daughter because "a guy with a turban on is going to freak her out."

The phone operator recorded the conversation and passed a copy of it to The Sun.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2386194/posts
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AlmostThere
11-14-2009, 01:01 PM
To borrow a line from the Clinton era, "That's old news.".:)

Gingersnap
11-14-2009, 01:14 PM
Well, I'd take a Sikh driver anytime. They speak English, they like dogs, and they aren't interested in converting me to anything. :confused:

Goldwater
11-14-2009, 01:15 PM
Well, I'd take a Sikh driver anytime. They speak English, they like dogs, and they aren't interested in converting me to anything. :confused:

Yup, another instance of ignorance, as evidenced by the blanket replies at FR.

linda22003
11-14-2009, 03:14 PM
Yup, another instance of ignorance, as evidenced by the blanket replies at FR.

They came to exactly the wrong conclusion based on stereotypes, but that's pretty common there.

Speedy
11-14-2009, 04:54 PM
In porn there is a big debate going on about the girls who do interracial scenes. Some of the bigger names will not work with Black actors and there are some that do but for more money than they charge for working with white actors. Is this fair? Shouold the white girls refusing to work with black performers not be allowed to work at all or paid extra if they do?

noonwitch
11-16-2009, 12:10 PM
In porn there is a big debate going on about the girls who do interracial scenes. Some of the bigger names will not work with Black actors and there are some that do but for more money than they charge for working with white actors. Is this fair? Shouold the white girls refusing to work with black performers not be allowed to work at all or paid extra if they do?




That's a good one. The white girls who refuse should be given lesser roles and will subsequently make less money. Same with a black woman who refuses to work with white actors, and the same situations with genders reversed. This is something SAG should be addressing.

C Fabregas
11-16-2009, 03:16 PM
Woman Wanted A Caucasian Driver - But Got Fired Instead (Didn't want man in "turban" driving child)

A BBC radio presenter was fired after making "completely unacceptable" comments about Asian taxi drivers, the broadcaster said today.

Sam Mason, 40, asked a Bristol cab firm not to send an Asian driver to pick up her daughter because "a guy with a turban on is going to freak her out."

The phone operator recorded the conversation and passed a copy of it to The Sun.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2386194/posts
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Everyone knows that this is ancient history, correct? I remember this from a couple of years ago, I think. It was all over The Mail.