You mean: “these particular two black people, the only ones mentioned in the article” right? Right? Or are you really starting off a “what’s wrong with all these BLACKS…” thread based on a single incident, reported largely because it is exceptional fringe-type news?
To put it simply, I don’t see what grounds this suit is even based on. first of all, it’s one thing to claim emotional distress (I don’t see any description of physical anything here) as part of a crime that was done to you. But causing someone emotional distress alone, even intentionally, is not any sort of crime that I am aware of. That their lawyers even let them pursue that claim could only be a means of bilking them out of legal fees. I don’t know if these ladies were too dumb to find seats on time, but boy are they dumb when it comes to finding legal representation.
But on the part of the case that was allowed: what the heck is “objectively” racist? What idiot spent so much time studying tort reform that they forgot that utterances are NEVER objective events? This is a clear case of two differing SUBJECTIVE interpretations.
And, even given that, what law was broken. Is there a law against offending people with even deliberately meant racist remarks? Are they claiming discrimination (based on what? they got every material thing their ticket entitled them to: a seat, meals, transport, etc.,)