When Kojak was big in the '70s it was all the rage to have your head shaved.
This barber in Hollywood was doing a roaring trade and one bloke after another was going in for the shaved look. It was referred to as the "telly cut" after the Kojak star Telly Sevalas.
One day an African American was standing outside the barbers and noticed white guys going in and coming out bald, he thought this is a good look so he went in took a seat and waited.
Three white guys before him went through and each paid their £5.
Then the African American took the seat and was shaved clean.
Admiring his new look in the mirror and proceeded to hand over his £5.
The Barber looked at the note and said "sorry your Telly cut is £8.
The African American looked wide eyed and said "is you some kind of racist? why is you only charge them white blokes £5?"
To which the Barber replied "No I'm not a racist, everyone knows it cost more for a colour Telly!"