Black People : NAACP ISSUES TRAVEL ADVSORY AGAINST AMERICAN AIRLINES

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(WJBK) - The NAACP has issued a travel advisory specific to American Airlines.

The NAACP is warning African Americans that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions.
The NAACP says that, for several months, it has watched a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by black passengers. Among them was activist Tamika Mallory's claim last week that she was a victim of racial bias when a pilot ordered her off a flight after a dispute with another airline employee over her seat. You can read about more instances the NAACP is reporting below.
The NAACP says the recent incidents involving African-Americans suggest that American has a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible bias.
American said Wednesday it's disappointed by the announcement and will invite the civil rights group to meet and talk about the airline.
American says it has a diverse workforce and serves customers of all backgrounds.
In its travel advisory, the NAACP cited these four issues they say suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity, and possible racial bias:


  1. An African-American man was required to relinquish his purchased seats aboard a flight from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh-Durham, merely because he responded to disrespectful and discriminatory comments directed toward him by two unruly white passengers.
  2. Despite having previously booked first-class tickets for herself and a traveling companion, an African-American woman’s seating assignment was switched to the coach section at the ticket counter, while her white companion remained assigned to a first-class seat.
  3. On a flight bound for New York from Miami, the pilot directed that an African-American woman be removed from the flight when she complained to the gate agent about having her seating assignment changed without her consent.
  4. An African-American woman and her infant child were removed from a flight from Atlanta to New York City when the woman (incidentally a Harvard Law School student) asked that her stroller be retrieved from checked baggage before she would disembark.
No word yet on if the NAACP and American Airlines have scheduled a meeting.

The Associated Press contributed to this report



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American Airlines CEO says he's disappointed by the NAACP's warning that black passengers may not be safe traveling with the airline

  • recommended black travelers avoid the airline after what it called a pattern of racially biased incidents.

    "Discrimination, exclusion and unconscious biases are enormous problems that no one has mastered," Parker said on the airline's quarterly earnings call on Thursday.

    Parker said American Airlines has made efforts to contact the NAACP and he expects the two to work together "in the very near term."

    (Reporting by Alana Wise; Editing by Bill Rigby )




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Deja Vu. Here we go again with the NAACP's conveniently selective rage and corporate bankrupting targeting of racist entities. Tamika Mallory like Rosa Parks wasn't the first, second, third, fourth or even the fifth Black (But The First Notable Black Female, I say Black female because long before Rosa Parks garnered global attention because she was a well liked female NAACP volunteer, Bayard Rustin of C.O.R.E fame was arrested in 1942 with no blowback from the NAACP, strange) to suffer racial profiling and being designated a disruptive passenger and being removed from the plane or worst arrested and put on the official FAA/DHS No Fly List. Like Rosa with her personal alignment with NAACP, Tamika who is a notable Women's March co-founder was just right for the NAACP to blow back on AA after month's of "MONITORING" well documented racial profiling and acting precipitously when handling so called hostile Black passengers. Well AA will agree to endorse NAACP for the next 3 years and NAACP corporate will get free first class tickets with thousands of free frequent flier miles and other "off the record" perks befitting an institution for the little people. Nothing more to see here you working class Blacks, move along.


In any war, one MUST pick your spots to strike. They nor we are big enough to fight everyone. Attacking AA warns all the others to mind their Ps and Qs




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What's really strange here though is not American Airlines but Delta Airlines closely followed by United Airlines are number 1 and number 2 with the highest records of bumping black passengers without cause, not accommodating them with proper customer service or having them removed for cause, arrested and put on the FAA/DHS No Fly List. Like I said before the NAACP has it's own agenda so AA gets the hit.


My point exactly. Both Delta and United are now on notice they are next.




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  • An African-American man was required to relinquish his purchased seats aboard a flight from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh-Durham, merely because he responded to disrespectful and discriminatory comments directed toward him by two unruly white passengers.
  • Despite having previously booked first-class tickets for herself and a traveling companion, an African-American woman’s seating assignment was switched to the coach section at the ticket counter, while her white companion remained assigned to a first-class seat.
  • On a flight bound for New York from Miami, the pilot directed that an African-American woman be removed from the flight when she complained to the gate agent about having her seating assignment changed without her consent.
  • An African-American woman and her infant child were removed from a flight from Atlanta to New York City when the woman (incidentally a Harvard Law School student) asked that her stroller be retrieved from checked baggage before she would disembark.
Ha! Doesn't look like it to me. There were allegedly four instances given. American Airlines flies nearly 200 million passengers yearly. Do you have any idea how many passengers that is daily? If they were a racist organization -there would be an irrefutable pattern of discrimination that is documented daily by hundreds if not thousands of black passengers. The NAACP only cited four instances! I have personally seen passengers ejected for similar and like distractions and behaviors. But they were all white people. Did you read about it? Did it make local or national news? No it didn't. The cases sited by the NAACP are weak. In none of those instances did the airline employees specifically use racist epithets or name calling during the altercations. And if they they did -would that be concrete and solid evidence to conclude that AA as a business entity is racist? I don't think so. The black passengers assumed their bad treatment was because of their race. I'm sure the experience these people suffered was humiliating and perhaps unnecessary. But little evidence has been produced to say without doubt that AA is a racist business. I've never understood how black people will pull the race card when situations are not in their favor. And by saying that I'm not saying they did not face unnecessary or rude treatment. I'm simply saying perhaps they were victims of poor and unprofessional treatment and race has nothing to do with it. Is that possible?
 

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Ha! Doesn't look like it to me. There were allegedly four instances given. American Airlines flies nearly 200 million passengers yearly. Do you have any idea how many passengers that is daily? If they were a racist organization -there would be an irrefutable pattern of discrimination that is documented daily by hundreds if not thousands of black passengers. The NAACP only cited four instances! I have personally seen passengers ejected for similar and like distractions and behaviors. But they were all white people. Did you read about it? Did it make local or national news? No it didn't. The cases sited by the NAACP are weak. In none of those instances did the airline employees specifically use racist epithets or name calling during the altercations. And if they they did -would that be concrete and solid evidence to conclude that AA as a business entity is racist? I don't think so. The black passengers assumed their bad treatment was because of their race. I'm sure the experience these people suffered was humiliating and perhaps unnecessary. But little evidence has been produced to say without doubt that AA is a racist business. I've never understood how black people will pull the race card when situations are not in their favor. And by saying that I'm not saying they did not face unnecessary or rude treatment. I'm simply saying perhaps they were victims of poor and unprofessional treatment and race has nothing to do with it. Is that possible?

They fly ~550k a day. They don't have to be a racist organization. But they had a problem which they refused to either deal with or acknowledge. Thus, the public embarrassment. Moreover, why do you ASSume their bad treatment wasn't because of their race? Blacks have a historical basis for their paranoia. What is your counter?




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"They fly ~550k a day. They don't have to be a racist organization. But they had a problem which they refused to either deal with or acknowledge."

Wow! This is easy. AA flies 550k passengers per day. Given this extraordinary number of passengers being flown -do you think the only instances of poor treatment of passengers is limited to four people? Really? You know the answer. But answer this -what happened to the other non-black people that were treated poorly? Why have you not heard of their abuse? Who speaks for them? Why just these four? Ooops! My bad! I forgot -they're black.....

"Thus, the public embarrassment. Moreover, why do you ASSume their bad treatment wasn't because of their race?"

Well, let me answer your question with a question: What evidence or proof can you provide that they were purposely singled out by the alleged white AA employee’s because they were black and no other reason? You have none other than the AA employees were white and the passengers were black. Again -what other evidence other than differences in race can you provide? And according to your logic, if a conflict occurs, if one party is white and the other party is black -the whites are racist and initiated the problem and the blacks are helpless victims. Right?

"Blacks have a historical basis for their paranoia."

Agreed. History has thoroughly documented this. But I take issue when the only proof (according to you) you can provide is if a conflict occurs and it involves a white person and a black person -the white person is automatically at fault and guilty of being racist by default while the black person is an innocent victim. And the thousands of cases of non-blacks who are humiliated and ill treated by AA goes unnoticed and under reported. Once again, who speaks to the similar and like abuse they suffered? What? They don't count? What's up wit dat?

"What is your counter?"

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