Bus Driver Isn’t Fired After Racial Insult: ‘You’re Short, Fat, And White’

Bus Driver Isn’t Fired After Racial Insult: ‘You’re Short, Fat, And White’

There is an enormous racial double standard in this country. Everything white Americans say is hysterically examined for any sort of racial connotation while black Americans are given a free pass for openly expressing racist sentiments. How about setting the hypocrisy aside and applying the same standards to everyone?

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A bus driver still has her job today after she called a passenger who complained about the vehicle’s temperature “short, fat, and white” as she was walking away. While the driver wasn’t fired, she was allegedly disciplined and given a new route, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

…The passenger reportedly asked the driver twice to turn off the bus air conditioning on Aug. 23, and the driver allegedly refused. As the passenger exits the bus, video captures the driver saying, “‘You’re short, fat and white. Don’t talk to me like that.”

Melinda Slick of Waukesha said she’s afraid to ride the bus for fear that the female driver who rebuked her will be behind the wheel.

“I instantly started crying,” Slick said. “I have battled with my weight my whole entire life and I have been bullied for it.”

Tell me that any white bus driver would have been able to keep her job after rudely telling a customer, “You’re short, fat and white. Don’t talk to me like that.” Five seconds after her supervisor saw that video, she should have been cleaning out her desk. If she’d been white and the customer she insulted was black, that’s exactly how it would have gone.

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