Blacks and Jews band together to fight the Blondes

“United Sued for Packing NFL Charters With Young, Blond Crews” (Bloomberg) warms my heart on so many levels, and not simply as a proud former Delta employee.

United Airlines Holdings Inc. packs its charter flights for sports teams with young, blond crews and bars older flight attendants from working the plum routes, according to a new lawsuit.

The attendants — a Black woman who has worked for the airline for 28 years and a Jewish woman with 34 years of tenure — say that they both tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to get assigned to work the charter flights.

Sharon Tesler and Kim Guillory said they were told by supervisors that they were unable to get work on the charters because they weren’t on “preferred” lists that were based on team preferences, according to the complaint.

They said they later discovered that young, white blond attendants — with less seniority — were given the assignments.

United Airlines “has adopted and continues to implement procedures that are designed to ensure that young, white, blond/blue-eyed, female employees receive positions with the charter program, while more senior, and Black and Jewish employees such as plaintiffs, do not,” they said in the complaint.

Is it fair to say that this repairs all of the damage from the Jesse Jackson Hymietown incident?

11 thoughts on “Blacks and Jews band together to fight the Blondes

  1. And should we not also include the pogrom lead by “The Reverend” Al Sharpton and the murder of Yankel Rosenbaum? That is the same Reverend Al whose ring Mike Bloomberg kissed back in February in his costly Quixotic efforts to unseat the Trumpenfuhrer.

  2. Pretty soon it will be illegal to discriminate against strippers and prostitutes. Soon every dirty John will have to have sex with the blacks and jews.

  3. Obliquely related: a fantastic video on converting low resolution images while upsampling and sharpening them:

    Everyone who does image processing for a living understands the problem.
    How do you sharpen a low-resolution image and improve the quality, making the edges sharper and improving the resolution? For a long time, this was a difficult thing to do, and the theory involved makes people go to sleep.

    The truth is, it’s not that hard: first you upsample the image and apply a Gaussian blur. This initially makes the image less sharp, but then you restrict the output values of the pixels. You wind up with a bigger, sharper, more defined image with only a slight loss of visual information.

    Go out to 4:45.

    It turns out that you can do similar things with politics. First you blur. Then you restrict.

    • You explained in one paragraph what the presenter took 18 minutes to say, without limiting it to a single tool, and also showed just how incredibly rubbish typical YouTube “instructional” videos are compared with text.

    • @/df: Thanks. And the irony is that Unmesh Dinda from PixImperfect is one of the *better* Photoshop presenters on YouTube. At least he is clear, and he explains exactly what he is doing and why, and he paces himself.

      I think the quality of instruction available on YouTube is generally hit-or-miss. Dinda publishes regularly and he understands better than most the theory of what he’s doing, but by the time he gets through a video, yeah, you’ve spent a half an hour.

      I’m still looking for a really comprehensive course that explains Photoshop’s rendering theory, because knowing what it is doing “under the hood” is the key to using the program at an advanced level. You know, beginning at: “What is a pixel on a layer?” and then go from there.

      I’ve pretty much figured it out on my own, but a good course would present it much more systematically. Most students in any subject are totally lost without a good instructor, and you have to know the theory, not just the button-pushing and what menus to look under.

    • That’s a very good question. If the team members express their preferences for blondes, why in the world would a racist oligarchy contradict them?

    • And even if the oligarchy isn’t racist, that’s what the players wanted, so their voice should count, right? Andrew Cuomo could agree with this.

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