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E-mail from “Pauline,” a passenger on imam flight December 2, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Discriminate, Discrimination, E-Mail, Muslim, Racism, Racist.
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November 21, 2006
US Airways Airline

To all news stations concerned:
In reference to the removal of the six Muslim gentlemen from flight 300 at
the Minneapolis –St. Paul airport last light, prior to the planes departure.
I was a passenger on that flight, sitting in seat #-# originally and later
temporarily sitting in the front row of first class, while waiting for
everyone to disembark the plane for a safety check. Having been on the
plane, witnessed what transpired first hand and talked at great length with
the first class steward regarding other facts, I am “ENRAGED” at the
national AND local news reports I have seen this morning.

The facts reported are incomplete and inaccurate. This event was immediately
jumped on by their attorney, who told the American people on CNBC they need
to get over 911, stop being paranoid about Muslims and he even threatened a
huge law suit against US Airways for the discriminating and humiliating
treatment of his clients. I am convinced this entire thing may have been
done to intimidate not only US Airways, but all airlines and airports in
order to get them to back off on their security efforts. This is only part
of the real story.

In defense of US Airways: They did a splendid job of handling the situation.
No panic was created we felt protected at all times. They did not make a
knee jerk reaction as a result of one passenger passing them as note as
reported by the media.

Most importantly, the public needs to be told that there was a series of”
many suspicious events”, which were observed by the crew and several
passengers. The captain made his decision based on all of these events and
not just one note.

Their attorney is trying to turn this into a “right to pray in a public
place issue” and it is not that at all. He is claiming they were removed
from the plane for praying in public. And inferring it is wrong to
discriminate against them for this. Claiming that we Americans don’t
understand their religion and their need to pray everyday at specific times,
he stated that WE need to be more tolerant of their religious beliefs. He
made a statement trying to draw an analogy of the right to carry a bible or
a rosary on a plane. This is nothing more than a smoke screen to make this a
human rights issue and intimidate the airline industry. They were already
claiming discrimination to Fox TV news when I got home from the airport.
Something does not smell right here.



‘Mean’ student sends prank racist e-mail to Disney World November 13, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, E-Mail, email, Racism, Racist.
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An Aberdeen student almost cost a friend a job by sending a racist e-mail in her name after an argument, a court has heard.    Samantha Mitchell, 20, used her friend’s password to send the e-mail. Mitchell asked Disney World if the victim would be working with any black people during a summer job, and said she did not want to be touched by them.

Sentence on Mitchell, who admitted using the password without permission, was deferred at Aberdeen Sheriff Court. Fiscal depute Mhairi Morrison told the court: “The accused had sent the e-mail from the computer address to another friend and also Disney World in Florida.

“During March the complainer received a call from a representative of Disney World informing her that as a result of the e-mail she was no longer suitable for employment.


Sexism at MIT August 12, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in Alla Karpova, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, E-Mail, glass ceiling, Harvard, Hockfield, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MIT, scientist, Sexism, Sexism at MIT, Sexist, Susumu Tonegawa, Virginia Valian.
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WHEN SUSAN Hockfield was named president at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the university’s first female leader said she hoped her presence would “give confidence to girls and young women that there are opportunities that will be open to them that they can’t imagine right now.”

Hockfield has her first major chance now to display some imagination over such opportunities on her campus. An MIT professor, Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa, was accused in Globe stories of bullying a scientist into turning down a job offer from the school. Tonegawa sent the scientist, Alla Karpova, a discouraging e-mail less than an hour after the MIT Biology Department offered her a post at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research. Despite his Nobel Prize , the 66-year-old Tonegawa, director of the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, may have seen Karpova as a threat to his preeminence in neuroscience, even though she is less than half his age.


Jim Welker Sends Another E-Mail: ‘Black Culture’ July 25, 2006

Posted by C.A.R.D in African Americans, African-American, Black, Black Culture, Carroll, Culture, Denver, E-Mail, email, entitlement, Grant Storm, hurricane, Jim Welker, Katrina, Racism, Racist, Terrance, victims, Welker.
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A state lawmaker who has already apologized after forwarding an e-mail criticizing black hurricane victims is under fire for sending another, similar message.

Rep. Jim Welker, R-Loveland, sent an e-mail to reporters Wednesday with an article titled “‘Black Culture’ Blamed for Hurricane Katrina Woes,” attributed to the Rev. Grant Storm. The article said blacks’ culture instilled a mentality of entitlement.