American Airlines has become the latest target of screaming Huggie wearers with rattles of rage. NAACP is issuing a travel advisory for black passengers cautioning against American Airlines:
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.
Sounds like they’re announcing a weather advisory with zero evidence of dark clouds. More turbulence ahead as their “incidences of discrimination” hold no rain. The NAACP has been losing when it comes to coherent thought contests (see Fake Black NAACP Chick Sued School Over ‘Race’. Why it REALLY Really Matters… and NAACP Leader Has Been Lying… About Being Black???). And this case is no different.
Behold, the “evidence”:
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;
Notice no details here. We’re supposed to just believe the black man is innocent just because he’s black. Note also how “responded to” isn’t defined. Nor is “unruly” defined.
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;
Interesting. So she previously booked first class. As in “in the past.” As in “probably forgot this time.” And perhaps her “white companion” booked correctly.
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
Reason for the seat assignment being changed? Never mentioned. But if she was asked to move, and didn’t, and was delaying the flight, then the airline probably had the right to remove her.
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.
Personal pet peeve: entitled parents who bring their entire nursery with them on an airplane and expect everyone to jump for joy because they procreated. No. Also, why does it matter that she’s a Harvard Law student? This case doesn’t make sense. Why was she removed when she asked for her stroller’s retrieval from checked baggage prior to disembarking? UNLESS, she was making a commotion about her stroller and demanding she have it prior to getting off the plane upon landing (so she could stroll her baby off the plane)? Which would hold up ALL passengers from disembarking. The airline staff is not her personal whipping boys and girls. Strollers get checked. Walk your baby off the plane like everyone else, Harvard.
Do we have video? Written reports?
Also, how can an entire company be racist? Does manager Billy hold a weekly meeting on how to sabotage black passengers’ vacations? Does sucurity guard George brush up on his discrimination defense techniques in his training manual? Methinks not.
All incidents cited can be explained without tossing “RACISM!” into the mix. Having been on a plane a few times, one thing is clear: not a lot of racism, plane loads of rudeness. From passengers. A bunch of entitled, whiny, complaining assholes board planes. Here’s looking at you, cheap bastard who wouldn’t check his luggage even Hagrid would condemn.
Co-Written by Courtney Kirchoff and Nichole Cooper