Is this Transport for London video racist?

Transport for London (TfL) has come under fire for uploading a “racially offensive” video.

The video, which displays 16,000 responses to a staff survey, shows three cartoons (pictured above) depicting a white man for “the good” responses, a white woman for “the bad” ones and a black man for “the mixed ones”.

A TfL member of staff told Metro.co.uk: “I was utterly shocked when I was sent this by our employee survey team to ​watch.”

A spokesperson for TfL told the news website: “This is a film about the results of our annual staff survey.

“The word “mixed” is clearly used as part of describing the good, bad and mixed views of our staff to the questions asked and nothing more.”

The video is still available to view on YouTube. However, embedding has been disabled.

To view the video, go to this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-cl=84924572&v=pXW2OsqfU0I&x-yt-ts=1422411861#t=22

Are the cartoons in this video racist? Leave your comments below…

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Readers' comments (6)

  • The fact that no single comment has been posted here regarding this says it all. Peace and harmony prevails when there's justice, respect for all. What a shame...

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  • Frankly, the people making a fuss of this need medication.

    This kind of thinking; “I was utterly shocked when I was sent this by our employee survey team to ?watch.”, can only originate from the the mind of a mad, obnoxious, paranoid individual. Or just a wind-up merchant.

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  • I, personally, that it is offending and may I say I am not surprised, management in this company do not 'have a clue' about human interactions and how to offer a decent service to Clients who pay for this service.

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  • Too many people looking to be offended !

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  • Frankly, the people making a fuss of this need medication.

    This kind of thinking; “I was utterly shocked when I was sent this by our employee survey team to ?watch.”, can only originate from the the mind of a mad, obnoxious, paranoid individual. Or just a wind-up merchant.

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