Aggressive behavior towards black people showcased again on an American Airlines flight.
Civil rights activist Tamika Mallory reports a pilot kicked her off an American Airlines flight after having a dispute over her seat arrangement.
Mallory told the New York Daily News she changed her seat assignment from a middle seat to an aisle seat at an airport kiosk. However, a flight agent gave her a boarding pass for the middle seat.
When she arrived on the flight, the mixup is what caused a dispute as to where her seat was. Mallory stands behind her statement that she was not disruptive or rude and eventually sat in the middle seat.
The pilot on the flight took it upon himself to call Mallory to the front of the plane, scold her in front of the plane and told her she had to get off his flight. Airport police came and escorted Mallory and her travel companion off the plane.
“It definitely was White male aggression,” she told The Daily News. “I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. I was discriminated against.”
The airline issued this statement, via The Daily News.
“Our team 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.”
With the information we have, it seems the pilot had no reason to interject into the matter that was already resolved. Comes off as another case of white men treating black women aggressively due to the “angry black woman” stereotype. As many have said the pilot was showing his power to teach a black woman a lesson.
Source: NewsOne Now, The Daily News