The NAACP has issued a travel advisory to all African-Americans traveling on American Airlines.
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the organization released a statement explaining a pattern they’ve noticed in various incidents reported on the airline among African-American passengers.
The incidents surrounding this advisory has caused the organization to believe that there is a “corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias.”
A spokeswoman for American Airlines, Shannon Gilson, expressed disappoint on the companies behalf in hearing the advisory and is “committed to providing a positive, safe travel experience for everyone” who flies with them.
In their statement, the NAACP outlined four instances where African-Americans were victims of mistreatment.
This includes an African-American male that was forced to give his purchased seat up because he responded to “disrespectful and discriminatory comments directed” at him from two white passengers.
Another incident involves an African-American woman and her baby being removed from a flight from Atlanta to New York after asking for her stroller to push her child in.
The NAACP president Derrick Johnson says, “growing lists of incidents…involves behavior that cannot be dismissed as normal or random.”
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