An activist who helped organize the Women’s March on Washington is accusing an American Airlines pilot of racial discrimination for kicking her off a flight.
In a series of tweets, Tamika Mallory said a pilot had her removed from a Sunday flight from Miami to New York after she had a dispute with another airline employee over her seat assignment.
Mallory tweeted that, “Only reason this pilot got involved was to assert his white male power over who he thought was just some uppity black girl.”
American says it takes the allegations seriously, and it is apologizing for an error in handling Mallory’s request to change seats. The airline says employees tried to defuse the situation and booked Mallory on the next flight.
(Posted with permission from the Associated Press)