Could the warning about American Airlines be a personal issue between the President of the NAACP and its members or actual concern? Well, we feel someone’s a bitter victim and wants American Airlines to suffer for it. In April of 2016 the President of the NAACP was kicked off of a flight. This is why we think the announced warning about American Airlines is a case of personal vendetta. Here’s what happened in April of 2016:
NAACP President becomes victim in 5…4…3…2…1
North Carolina NAACP President William Barber was removed from a flight in Washington, D.C., Friday night after he was deemed a “disruptive passenger” by an American Airlines pilot. Barber wrote in a statement that he had boarded the plane and was sitting in the two seats he had purchased when he overheard a man sitting behind him talking loudly.
Barber says after he asked a flight attended to ask the man to lower his voice, that’s when the altercation started.“But as she left, I heard him saying distasteful and disparaging things about me,” Barber said in the statement. “He had problems with ‘those people’ and he spoke harshly about my need for ‘two seats,’ among other subjects.”
Barber says he purchased two seat because of a physical disability, the same ailment that caused him to stand up instead of simply turning his head to confront the passenger behind him. “I asked him why he was saying such things, and I said he did not know me, my condition, and I added I would pray for him,” Barber said.
The police were called and Barber was escorted off the plane. Via: Breitbart News
What Rev. Barber doesn’t say in his report is that he grabbed the flight attendant by the wrist. THAT is what got him kicked off of the plane, but you won’t hear it from the NAACP. You cannot grab flight crew members.
Plenty of “white” people are tossed off of planes too. We’ve reported on numerous occasions where “whites” were taken off by the police or a pilot. We smell something that is more of a personal vendetta from the NAACP than any REAL threat of racism against black passengers. This is ridiculous!
NAACP’S PERSONAL VENDETTA IN TRAVEL WARNING AGAINST ‘RACIST’ AIRLINE:
The NAACP is warning members of the African-American community about flying with American Airlines following a string of ‘disturbing incidents.’
Issuing an advisory on Tuesday, the civil rights organization suggests a ‘corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias’ is being fostered at the airline and urged passengers to exercise caution before flying with the company.
‘The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines,’ the NAACP said in a statement.
‘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.’
A spokesperson for American Airlines, Shannon Gilson, denied that it was purposefully discriminating against travelers, insisting that American Airlines is ‘committed to providing a positive, safe travel experience for everyone.’
‘Our team members — a diverse community of gate agents, pilots, and flight attendants — are proud to serve customers of all backgrounds,’ according to CNN.
The NAACP listed a number of examples which the organization claims adds up to a pattern of exclusionary behavior aimed at African-American individuals.
‘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,’ the NAACP statement said.
The NAACP did not provide the names or the exact dates of the incidents.
But earlier this month, national co-chair of the Women’s March movement Tamika D. Mallory was kicked off a flight traveling from Miami to New York.
Mallory said that she was escorted off her flight by the plane’s pilot after speaking with a ‘nasty’ and ‘disrespectful’ gate agent about a sudden change to her seating assignment.
‘It definitely was white male aggression,’ she said, according to The New York Daily News. ‘I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me.’
In response, American Airlines said at the time of the incident that the company ‘does not tolerate discrimination of any kind.’
‘We take these allegations seriously, and we are in the process of reaching out to our colleagues in Miami, as well as Ms. Mallory, to obtain additional information on what transpired during the boarding process,’ American Airlines added.
It remains unclear if Mallory’s case was cited in the NAACP travel-advisory.
Social media users acted with alarm shortly after the NAACP issued the advisory, with many lamenting over the issue of racial discrimination in American society.
‘It this 2017? What is happening in the US?,’ one person tweeted incredulously.
‘I mean, NAACP might as well warn black folks about LIVING in AMERICA not just flying American Airlines,’ another person wrote on Twitter.
Not everyone agreed, however, saying that the NAACP warning was stoking racial tensions rather that abating them.
In August, the NAACP issued its first ever state-wide travel advisory against Missouri, citing a number of discriminatory incidents in the state.
– One 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.’
– An African-American passenger being ‘forced off a flight because he responded to disrespectful and discriminatory comments from two unruly white passengers.’
-Another woman was removed from a flight by the plane’s pilot after she complained that her seating assignment changed without her consent.
-An ‘African-American woman and her infant were removed from a flight when the woman asked that her stroller be retrieved from checked baggage.’
Read more: Daily Mail