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Old 10-16-2017, 12:09 AM   #1  
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Default Pax complains about AA on twitter

Curious what exactly is "white male aggression" ?



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New York Women's March activist kicked off AA flight | Daily Mail Online


'It definitely was white male aggression': New York Women's March activist kicked off of American Airlines flight over seat dispute blames pilot for 'being racist'




When she got to the airport, Mallory said she used an airport kiosk to change from a middle to an aisle seat. But when she arrived to the gate she was issued a new ticket that put her back in the middle. Not wanting to sit in that seat, she asked an agent why her seat had been changed. She says the staff member then responded in a 'nasty' and 'disrespectful' way. Though frustrated and still stuck in a middle seat, she assumed the dispute with the customers service representative was over, until she was approached by a pilot who overheard the exchange. The pilot, who hasn't been named, told Mallory that the gate-worker had 'nothing to do' with her seat being changed, and told her that she had been the one who acted disrespectfully.

'Then he said to me, "Can you get on this flight? Are you going to be on a problem on this flight?"' she recounted.

'I said, "No, I'm not. Actually I'm fine. But I will write my complaint down." He looked at me and said, "You're going to get yourself a one-way ticket off this plane."'

Put off, Mallory was allowed on the plane and was settling into her middle seat when she heard her name being called over the loud-speaker.

The pilot was requesting that she come to the front of the plane, and when she got there, she was told she was being removed.

'I began to express my outrage,' Mallory told the Daily News.


'Then I asked why I was being removed. I asked why this was happening to me. I told him I felt completely disrespected. I began to weep.'

She said she was never offered any sort of explanation, but that cops eventually arrived and Mallory walked off the plane. The person she was traveling with, who stayed seated until his name was called to the front, was also removed with no explanation.

The showdown, Mallory believes, was a way for the white male pilot to assert his dominance over a young, black, female passenger.

'Doesn't matter how much we do and how hard we fight, white men are allowed to treat black women like *******,' she wrote on Twitter after the incident.


'Other ppl (sic) stand by and watch it happen because it doesn't affect them. If I have to fight alone, @AmericanAir will NEVER GET AWAY W/ THIS.'



Mallory also wrote on Twitter that she has spoken to multiple American Airlines representatives, all of whom say that the pilot was in the wrong.

'Every @AmericanAir rep I've talked to told me the pilot mishandled the situation. He had no business getting involved in a seat dispute,' she wrote.




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Curious what exactly is "white male aggression" ?


Its obviously anything the clear victim here says it is.
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Nice thread title.
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Nice thread title.
edited, not worth the time...
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Oops, tried to imply sarcasm but can't change the subject title now because it's not allowing edits. Mods can change it.
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It was the quotation marks, right? I knew what you meant; the sarcasm came through loud and clear. Lordy.

There is certainly an element of racism in this little melodrama, but the question is begged: who is actually the racist?
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#cargo

This is becoming more commonplace.
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Yeah I thought the sarcasm was clear, but just didnt want the wrong impression. I asked the mods and they changed the title in a timely manner.

Are there really people today who actually believe you're thrown off a plane on a US carrier based on skin color? If they're thrown off, it's because of their behavior/actions/words/threats.
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Yeah I thought the sarcasm was clear, but just didnt want the wrong impression. I asked the mods and they changed the title in a timely manner.

Are there really people today who actually believe you're thrown off a plane on a US carrier based on skin color? If they're thrown off, it's because of their behavior/actions/words/threats.
No, but the airlines have incentivized this behavior by paying off people like Dr. Dao instead of charging them. Make a big enough stink and hopefully your video goes viral, then you get Willy Wonka's golden ticket and a lifetime of financial stability.
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Not just the airlines. It's a better bet than the lottery.
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