October 25, 2017
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The NAACP has issued a travel advisory for all African-American who fly with American Airlines.
Citing four different occasions where Blacks were forced to give up their seat or were removed from the plane altogether, the advisory reads,“booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them [to] disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions…they suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias.”
Read it in its entirety below.
NAACP ISSUES NATIONAL TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR AMERICAN AIRLINES https://t.co/8Uk3cHnv2O
— NAACP (@NAACP) October 25, 2017
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker said in a statement, “We fly over borders, walls and stereotypes to connect people from different races, religions, nationalities, economic backgrounds and sexual orientations. We do not and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”
Parker has reached out to NAACP President Derrick Johnson to cal for a meeting.
TELL US: A travel advisory — fair or is there a better way?