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N.A.A.C.P. advisory on American Airlines warns Black travelers to steer clear

By Jonah Engel Bromwich,

The N.A.A.C.P. on Tuesday warned African-Americans to exercise caution when traveling on American Airlines, citing a pattern of “disrespectful” and “discriminatory” behavior from the company.

The organization’s warning came in the form of a travel advisory that described four recent times when black passengers were said to have been discriminated against. The N.A.A.C.P. said the similarity of the episodes suggested “a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and possible racial bias.”

Derrick Johnson, the N.A.A.C.P.’s new president, said that he expected to meet with airline leaders “to air these grievances and to spur corrective action.”


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