an airplane the captain told the passengers: "This
is your Captain speaking. We are losing height and we do
not have fuel enough for reaching land. Therefore, we have
to let all baggage leave the airplane." The airplane
got height again.
Half an hour later the airplane lost height again and the
captain was on the loudspeakers once more: "This is
your captain speaking. We are still losing height, and we
can not reach land without having some passengers to leave
the plane. It is a bad situation but we will do this in
an honest and democratic way - we will use the alphabet
- starting with A. "
"Are there any African passengers?"
No one answered.
"Are there any Black passengers?"
Still no one answered.
"Are there any Coloured passengers?"
Still no one answered but back in the airplane a little
boy asked his father: "Dad, you have always told me
to be honest. We are both from Africa and have black coloured
"Yes, my son. That is right. But today we are Niggers"