The last place you’d imagine racial discrimination to come into play is in the toilet, but nevertheless this unlikely scenario has happened through the use of some automatic soap dispensers.
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The dispensers, which have been dubbed ‘racist’, don’t give out soap to black people. Prejudice is everywhere.
An African-America guest, T.J. Fitzpatrick, and his white friend Larry decided to put these dispensers to the test at a sci-fi convention in Atlanta.
Racist sinks – I didn’t see that one coming. Here’s what T.J. had to say:
I wasn’t offended, but it was so intriguing, like ‘Why is it not recognising me?’
I tried all the soap dispensers in that restroom, there were maybe 10, and none of them worked.
Any time I went into that restroom, I had to have my friend get the soap for me.
This is a pretty big balls up from the dispenser company – it’s quite obvious that they only tested the sensor part on people with white skin. Now that this video has racked up over 3 million views, hopefully the developers of this technology sort it out. We’ve got enough problems in the world as it is, without the addition of racist bloody sinks.