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Objects in the Rearview Mirror May Appear More Racist Than They Are

Photo: Port Authority of Allegheny County

The Pittsburgh Port Authority has begun removing a slogan it introduced 12 years ago from its fleet of buses. The reason? Passengers started to notice that “Ziggin Zaggin” did not have the same meaning when displayed backwards, which is how it appears from inside the bus.

Due to recent complaints about how this message appears when read backward, we have decided to remove the message from our vehicles,” a Port Authority official said. “This will take us several days to properly remove. We apologize to anyone who may have been offended.”

We might have to put some sort of vinyl covering on it to make sure the mark is completely covered,” he added.


Bus Company Removes Backwards Racist Slur