Wednesday, June 13, 2007

A case of racism: Belgian rejects job seeker due to "racist dog"

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A Belgian businessman rejected a Nigerian job applicant because the businessman said his own dog was racist and would bite non-whites, Belgian media reported on Saturday.

The 53-year-old man Nigerian told De Standaard newspaper he arrived at the Belgian's wrought-iron business and was immediately confronted by the barking dog.

The Belgian turned the man away before he could even enter, and wrote on his labour office letter that he could not hire the man because of his colour, adding there was a risk the dog would bite him.

The local labour office has concluded that the Belgian was racist and has removed him from its list of potential employers.

"My dog is racist. Not me," the Belgian told De Standaard.

The Nigerian, who has lived in Belgium for 32 years, said it was not the first time he had been rejected for a job because of his colour, although other employers had been more subtle.

He told the newspaper that he did not wish to lodge a formal complaint because he did not wish his family in Nigeria to hear about the case.

"The dog is racist? Then I'm Bob Barker!
Such a pathetic excuse from a poor excuse of a human being."
And I kid you not!


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kegler747 said...

kinda weird... bka akala ng aso nya na dobberman yung Nigerian kaya gusto sya kagatin. hehehe :)

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Couldn't help but laugh all the way to the bank with this one!

Richard Du said...

haha funny post! nice one anitokid!

THE ANiTOKiD said...

Glad you like it, my friend :)

Anonymous said...

Perhaps we should send an asong ulol trained to attack just this particular racist to give him a taste of his own medicine >:D

THE ANiTOKiD said...

I totally love the idea Mom!

It's always a runout at The Runout TV!