NAACP Warns Black Passengers Flying With American Airlines

by Krystal Franklin

October 25, 2017

Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

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.

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.

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