Qantas’ Chairwoman Detained

The head of Qantas Airways said that she was detained at LAX because she was considered a security risk.  Margaret Jackson was held because she had a bunch of aircraft diagrams in her briefcase (makes sense), but the security guard didn’t believe that a woman could run an airline.  She’s not the most PC person in the world, as she noted:

"And I said, ‘I’m the chairman of an airline. I’m the chairman of
Qantas’. And this black guy, who was, like, eight foot tall, said, ‘But
you’re a woman’."

This black guy.

She managed to convince the guy that she was not a terrorist (lots of Australian women terrorists out there?) and she was released.


  1. So what IS wrong with “black guy”? Well, he was, wasn’t he. Jay Leno says it all the time. I’m not, but I don’t really care, but then I live elsewhere…

  2. Ditto. Is it not politically correct in the US to call someone ‘black’? Here in the UK if someone’s black we call them black and if they’re white we call them white. What is there to take offence about?