NAACP warns black passengers about traveling on American Airlines
(WJBK) - The NAACP has issued a travel advisory specific to American Airlines.
The NAACP is warning African Americans that if they fly on American Airlines they could be subject to discrimination or even unsafe conditions.
The NAACP says that, for several months, it has watched a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by black passengers. Among them was activist Tamika Mallory's claim last week that she was a victim of racial bias when a pilot ordered her off a flight after a dispute with another airline employee over her seat. You can read about more instances the NAACP is reporting below.
The NAACP says the recent incidents involving African-Americans suggest that American has a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible bias.
American said Wednesday it's disappointed by the announcement and will invite the civil rights group to meet and talk about the airline.
American says it has a diverse workforce and serves customers of all backgrounds.
In its travel advisory, the NAACP cited these four issues they say suggest a corporate culture of racial insensitivity, and possible racial bias:
No word yet on if the NAACP and American Airlines have scheduled a meeting.
The Associated Press contributed to this report