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American Airlines’ Flight Attendants to Do Mandatory Anti-Racism Training

American Airlines’ Flight Attendants to Do Mandatory Anti-Racism Training

After the NAACP issued a travel advisory in October warning African-Americans about their treatment and safety when flying American Airlines, the airline has responded with a notice that their employees will now undergo mandatory anti-racism training.

According to a statement, mandatory implicit bias training will begin in 2018 for all employees at AA. Calling the NAACP public advisory “feedback,” CEO Doug Parker said in the statement that the airline has already put diversity and inclusion initiatives in place and sees the upcoming training as a way to further the airline’s strives to continually improve.

Executives from the airline reportedly had a meeting with NAACP leaders before issuing the statement. The NAACP hadn’t responded to the initiative taken by the airline. In October the NAACP outlined four separate incidents wherein African American passengers were treated differently than other passengers traveling on AA, including having to move seats or being removed from flights.

Currently, the airline is developing the training program, which will include both in-person and online course components. In addition, the AA plans to put better policies into place for reporting discrimination complaints and other issues. The airline also plans to hire an outside consulting firm to help with hiring practices


View Comments (7)


  1. mikesyr18

    December 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    Love our culture. Any way we can step on eggshells to please everyone.

  2. kb9522

    December 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm

    Lets just make the cargo hold a “safe space”. Any precious little snowflake that is perpetually offended by anything and everything can fly down there

  3. travelnewbie

    December 4, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    About time and yeah you would be singing a different tune instead of Eggshells if you were being treated improperly based on your race.

  4. fotographer

    December 5, 2017 at 3:35 am

    agreed, this is now just going to far, just treat everyone like you would like to be treated, this does not seem to much of an issue anywhere but here in the states

  5. It_fits_in_an_overhead

    December 5, 2017 at 11:28 am

    Sounds like kb9522 is envisioning the below decks of a slave ship…how appropriate!
    Matches your tired ass MAGA lingo. Triggered!

  6. zitsky

    December 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Would be interesting to know what the offenses were in more detail. I hate racism but this story doesn’t give much info.

  7. JackE

    December 6, 2017 at 11:14 am

    When they start requiring pax to endure indoctrination, I’ll be hopping into my gas guzzler and driving where I need to go.

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