Just because a flight attendant felt "threatened" by the Black Lives Matter shirt, Imani Cezanne was ejected from an American Airlines flight and banned from flying with the airline.
Imani Cezanne, a supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement, was escorted off of an American Airlines flight and banned from flying with the airline in the future for “flying black.”
She claims that a flight attendant felt “threatened” by the Black Lives Matter shirt she was wearing. She was escorted off of a plane by two armed Caucasian male officers.
The airline has commented on the incident in the official statement:
“An unruly passenger was removed from American Eagle Flight 5192, operated by PSA Airlines, from Charlotte to Atlanta due to failure to comply with crew member instructions. The passenger refused to exit aircraft when asked, so local law enforcement was called. We will work with the customer to resolve the issue. American Airlines values diversity and we do not discriminate for any reason.”
However, the most surprising part is that in January the airline was sued for $9 million for another racial discrimination claim when a group of men were kicked off the plane after a flight attendant felt “uneasy.”
It feels like segregation hasn’t been abolished in our country. A black person can be denied a service without any explanation. A black person can be stopped by the police without any explanation. Racial profiling is a deeply troubling national problem despite claims racism is a thing of the past.