Nia Long insists that she had a racist encounter with an American Airlines employee, prompting the company to respond to her allegations.
We're still waiting on what exactly happened with Nia Long, but whatever it was, the actress made it clear that she wouldn't be standing for it ever again. In these current political times, more people are coming forward without hesitation to call out instances of racism that they've encountered. Things that may have been brushed under the rug in the past are now taking center stage, and Nia Long took to Twitter to share that she had some sort of uncomfortable run-in with American Airlines.
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On Saturday (June 6) evening, Nia Long tweeted, "Hey @AmericanAir I have a story about my first flight experience since COVID. I’m pretty sure I met 'Karen' aka Gina. You have to do better. Blatant discrimination will no longer be tolerated. White entitlement does NOT fly in this new day. Check your employees. More to come."
The actress then returned to urge her followers to retweet her message, however, she has yet to elaborate on what she experienced with American Airlines. Even without sharing her story in detail, the company responded to Nia's concerns. "Discrimination has no place at American. Please meet us in DMs with more details about what happened. We'd like to review further."
Over the years, American Airlines has been a target of racist accusations. YG, Boosie Badazz, Wale, Joey Bada$$, Offset, Jason Derulo, and basketball player Trahson Burrell have all made public complaints about being racially profiled or enduring discrimination at the hands of American Airlines employees.