(DALLAS MORNING NEWS) — A week after a black activist was removed from an American Airlines flight following a dispute with a gate agent, the NAACP issued a travel advisory Tuesday warning passengers about their “safety and well-being” when flying with the Fort Worth-based carrier.
The group that describes itself as "the nation's oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization" cited at least four recent incidents from different parts of the country that involved alleged discrimination.
“The NAACP for several months now has been monitoring a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines,” the advisory said. “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 [to] disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions.”
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