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Children's Nursery Rhyme Triggers Racial Discrimination Lawsuit
excerpt: (CNSNews.com) - A Southwest Airlines flight attendant's use of a
popular children's rhyme - "Eenie, meenie, minie, moe" - has resulted in a
federal racial discrimination lawsuit against the airline filed by two African
American women asking for unspecified financial damages.
One of the two women suing over the allegedly offensive nursery rhyme claims
hearing the rhyme caused her to be bedridden for three days and suffer from
"unexplained memory gaps," according to court documents.
The trial was supposed to start Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., but U.S. District
Court Judge Kathryn Vratil delayed the case until Sept. 29.
Southwest Airline passengers Louise Sawyer and Grace Fuller allege they suffered
racial discrimination on the flight in February 2001 when flight attendant
Jennifer Cundiff said over the plane's intercom, "Eenie, meenie, minie, moe;
pick a seat, we gotta go." The two women say they were the only passengers
standing in the aisle at the time.I heard earlier this week the lawsuit was dismissed finally. Suprised they didn't win