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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/25/2017 09:46 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/25/2017 11:06 AM
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NAACP Issues National Travel Advisory for American Airlines

Baltimore, MD....The NAACP, the nation’s original and largest social justice advocacy organization, has released the following statement today announcing a travel advisory warning African Americans about their safety and well being when patronizing American Airlines or traveling on American Airlines flights: “The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines. In light of these confrontations, we have today taken the action of issuing national advisory alerting travelers—especially African Americans—to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions. This travel advisory is in effect beginning today, October 24, 2017, until further notice.




The series of recent incidents involve troublesome conduct by American Airlines and they suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias on the part of American Airlines. Among these incidents:

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; and

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.

The NAACP deplores such alarming behavior on the part of airline personnel, and we are aware of these incidents only because the passengers involved knew their rights, knew to speak up and exercised the courage to do so promptly. Historically, the NAACP has issued travel advisories when conditions on the ground pose a substantial risk of harm to black Americans, and we are concerned today that the examples cited herein may represent only the ‘tip of the iceberg’ when it comes to American Airlines' documented mistreatment of African-American customers."

“All travelers must be guaranteed the right to travel without fear of threat, violence or harm,” stated Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP. “The growing list of incidents suggesting racial bias reflects an unacceptable corporate culture and involves behavior that cannot be dismissed as normal or random. We expect an audience with the leadership of American Airlines to air these grievances and to spur corrective action. Until these and other concerns are addressed, this national travel advisory will stand,”


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Posted on: 2017-10-25 11:02:17   By: Anonymous
 
Did everyone see the protesting and riots this morning on national TV over African Americans wanting the US to become involved in Somalia? Neither did I. The reasoning they said is because most Black Americans didn't know that Somalia was a country in Africa. 25% thought Somalia was a kind of disease like malaria and 20% thought it was a fish white people ate. The rest said they didn't know.


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    Posted on: 2017-10-25 17:33:06   By: Anonymous
     
    Somalia properly belongs to Italy.

    It's where they s tow their jetsam.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-25 20:36:22   By: Anonymous
       
      Where do they tow their flotsam?

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        Posted on: 2017-10-26 01:00:15   By: Anonymous
         
        Duluth.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-25 11:54:38   By: Anonymous
 
I have flown AA, but hate their tiered boarding methods and high prices, so I am already avoiding them. Didnt see many blacks, so a boycott wont hurt them out west. I have seen whites with the same issues as the purported victims

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    Posted on: 2017-10-25 12:02:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Agree and we're doing our best to avoid American as well. After first class, infirm, families and military (appropriate and understood), one waits forever for the platinum, then gold, then silver, then ruby, then aquamarine, then quartz... well, not so many as all that but you get my drift. It's wearying and just plain stupid. And there doesn't seem to be any predictable rhyme or reason to determine the tiers for the paying passenger. Just call us by seat assignments in what direction it's best to board the damm plane!

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-25 11:57:31   By: Anonymous
 
Am usually in agreement with many similar articles but I have to say we have seen Caucasians removed from planes for the same kinds of behavior. If one does the research, often the individuals claiming to be victims blatantly disregard existing policy and don't exactly request politely.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-25 20:39:45   By: Anonymous
     
    Ya all be a white privlidge racist.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-27 13:15:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Looks like I'll be flying AA much more now.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-25 13:08:25   By: Anonymous
 
I've flown 2+ million miles on American Airlines and have never witnessed an incident between a crew member and a black passenger.

When the pilot of an aircraft tells you to do something, you do it and then argue about later when your off of his or her aircraft. It's much like when a cop orders you to do something, you do it and argue about it later in court.

There's one part of our society that seems to have difficulty with these concepts and it's constantly causing them (and all of us as a result) problems.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-25 13:48:06   By: Anonymous
 
How much more stupid can the NAACP get???

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    Posted on: 2017-10-25 14:07:38   By: Anonymous
     
    They eat too much pork .

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    Posted on: 2017-10-25 14:09:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Well not much more stupid, they still have "colored people" in their name.

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      Posted on: 2017-10-25 14:49:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Everybody should own a couple.

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    Posted on: 2017-10-25 15:44:37   By: Anonymous
     
    Don't be so negative, give them a chance. They will far exceed our
    wildest imagination.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2017-10-25 17:35:15   By: Anonymous
 
Can you say shake down street?

Naacp press releases: Farts of a dead corpse left oUT in the sun.

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