A twin-engine passenger plane has an engine failure and the altitude and speed are decreasing rapidly.
The pilot speaks over the intercom … “I’m sorry things have come to this stage ladies and gentlemen, but unfortunately we are going to have to jettison the luggage in order for the aircraft to remain airborne “.
Baggage is thrown out but still the plane’s altitude continues to decrease.
Once again the pilot gets on the intercom, “I hate to do this folks but in order to save the majority we are going to have to start off-loading some passengers. The only fair way is to do this Alphabetically, so we’ll start with the letter ‘A’”.
“AFRICANS? Are there any Africans on board?”
There was no answer so the pilot call ……..
“BLACK people, are there any black people on board?”
Then on to alphabet ‘C’ – “COLOURED people………? Are there any coloured people on board?”
Still there is silence.
A little black boy sitting near the rear of the plane turned to his mother and said, “Mum, ain’t we African? …… Ain’t we Black? ………Ain’t we Coloured?”
She replied, “Yes, son but for the moment we is NIGGERS. Let them do the Americans & the Australians first, ……then the Bhutanese, the British, the Burmese, …… then the Canadians, the Chinese…… in that order….., till they reach the Muslims, …… and so on & on all countries and people starting with ‘M’ are done.
After that, if the plane still needs more jettisoning … we is ZULUS … O.K!!”