One might claim that certain civil rights organizations whose business model is based on finding (or creating) social justice grievances to exploit iconic American companies to further their fundraising, membership, and media agenda may be disingenuous and intellectually dishonest.
If you want to play by the numbers …
Using the very same social justice criteria used to convict organizations of wrongdoing in the media, I believe it would be reasonable to expect that the NAACP would demonstrate that the number of minority-involved incidents affecting the tens of thousands of airline passengers that travel on American Airlines exceeds numbers relative to the minority’s proportion in the general population. And, I suspect, using these numbers, the number of cases cited are not only insufficient to issue a “national travel advisory,” but may display a self-serving media-driven or extortionist business model.
Here is the Press Release …
I believe that the NAACP could have quietly arranged a meeting with the senior management of American Airlines and the heads of the unions representing the flight crews without any grandstanding in the media. Without attempting to disrupt American’s revenue stream and erode customer confidence.
Bottom line …
I am tired of seeing various civil rights organizations, the majority of which embrace Marxism and an anti-American sentiment, damage or destroy American businesses to ramp up their fundraising, membership, and media attention. I am confident that American Airlines will not respond forcefully to the ban and accede to whatever demands are being made. If these demands are cognizant about passenger safety and treatment, everyone wins. But I am willing to bet that most of the instances of airline misconduct involve challenging circumstances and unruly people – both flight attendants and passengers. It does happen, but it should be kept in its proper perspective, not used to benefit a self-serving civil rights organization. Just because you yell loudly and claim discrimination – does not make it “systemic” discrimination.
We are so screwed.
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius