THE LOS ANGELES TIMES – HUGO MARTIN
Citing a pattern of “disturbing incidents reported by African American passengers,” the NAACP is warning African Americans that flying on American Airlines could subject them to “disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.”
American’s chief executive said Wednesday that he was disappointed by the advisory and called for a meeting with the civil rights group.
“We do not and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind,” American CEO Doug Parker said in a letter to his employees.
The travel advisory is the latest of several actions by the civil rights organization to bring attention to what the group calls unsafe conditions for African Americans.