By Grant Martin
Over nine months after the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a travel advisory encouraging African Americans to avoid flying on American Airlines, the agency has finally lifted its advisory.
According to the Associated Press, the announcement was made by Derrick Johnson, NAACP president, at the group’s national convention in San Antonio, Texas, earlier this week.
American got into hot water with the agency late last year after a series of incidents in which the NAACP saw racial bias by the airline against African American travelers. As a result of the events, the association officially discouraged African Americans from traveling on the carrier until corrective measures were taken.
Immediately after the advisory was issued, American jumped into action. Late in October, Doug Parker, American’s CEO conceded that the airline could learn from the incidents, suggesting that “If the NAACP wants to talk to us and wants to help Click here to read entire article