North Carolina NAACP leader was thrown out of a late flight from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh-Durham International Airport, on Friday, after an altercation with a racist white passenger.
The president of the NAACP, Rev. William Barber II, was thrown out of a plane flying from Washington, D.C. to Raleigh-Durham International Airport late Monday night after entering into an argument with a racist white passenger who was seated behind him.
According to the civil rights leader, he paid for two seats on the flight because he needed to be safe and comfortable since he has an arthritic condition that affects his spine. A man behind him began mocking him with his disability and uttering uncomfortable harsh words about him using two seats.
“As I heard these things, I became more and more uncomfortable, especially since he was behind me,” Barber said in a statement. “The attitude with which he spoke, and my experiences with others who have directed similar harsh, sometimes threatening words, emails, and calls at me, came to my mind.”
“I asked him why he was saying such things, and I said he did not know me, my condition, and I added I would pray for him,” and spoke to the man as “one human being to another,” Barber said.
After this altercation between Barber and the white racist passenger, the airline officials asked Barber to exit the plane at that instance, whiles the officials and police officers were already waiting for his escort.
This is unbelievable! Healthy white passenger who mocked at ill black civil right activist and resulted in an altercation in aircraft, who should have been escorted off the plane? It’s all about racial discrimination. White America always wants to put blacks under subjection and expects blacks to endure. We have equal rights here in America and we have to protect our rights.
Rev. William Barber should talk to his attorneys certainly about these dubious acts and the airline should be sued.
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