A New Discrimination Claim Worsens American Airlines' Bumpy PR Ride
Imani Cezanne says she was escorted off her flight because of her race. Her story inspired #FlyingWhileBlack on Twitter.By Samantha Crook | March 26, 2016
American Airlines is having a bumpy PR ride after a customer said she was kicked off a plane on Friday because she's black.
The incident has inspired #FlyingWhileBlack on Twitter and an outpouring of support for the passenger. Imani Cezanne said she was not only escorted off the plane but banned from flying on the airline.
She says a manager came to escort her off the plane because a flight attendant felt "threatened" after the flight attendant allegedly asked Cezanne if she was going to be a problem and Cezanne replied with the same question.