If indeed 3 out
of the 4 randomly rejected passengers
on United Airlines (U.A.) flight
3411 were Asians, as
rumored in Asian social media, then
this could be a very
serious racial discrimination case
as well. Note that a
Chicago-Louisville flight is
unlikely to have many Asians on board.
However, repeated contacts with U.A. have thus far failed to
receive a confirmation or denial on that point. 80-20 Initiative,
composed of both PAC and EF, will be vigilant, and is keeping a
very intense watch over the situation.
Setting race aside, we as
citizens were outraged by how U.A. allowed police to drag a senior
citizen with a proper ticket down the aisle of an airplane, and urge U.A. to make broad changes to its policies so that nothing similar happens.
U.A.'s CEO has already apologized and promised changes.