The airline industry is dying because of Corona, and now one major airline is trying to make its customers feel uncomfortable. Our nation continues to recoil from months upon months of protests, riots, and everything in between. The corporate world is still struggling with the best way to participate in change meaningfully. American Airlines BLM
For many, the real foray into socio-political media content came this year, as the confluence of an election year, a global pandemic, and widespread, racially-charged protests continue to evolve around the nation.
In some of those locales, extremists out of town agitators have arrived to create chaos, however, often waiting until after dark to start their heinous attacks on police and other authorities. American Airlines made the controversial decision to allow their flight crews to wear pins that celebrate these demonstrations.
“In addition, the company is also working to design its own pin that will show its symbolic support of a diverse and inclusive work environment,” according to Fox News.
The airline’s company-wide announcement read:
Clearly we live in a time where it is so important to have a dialogue about this important issue of racism in our society and try to find common ground. American is truly committed to having an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all and a reflection of our country and world.
This is why American is so committed to creating a more tolerant and diverse team. Through our partnership with American’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we are continuing to work through an overall plan for addressing these issues in our workplace.
The new guidelines won’t allow for any old BLM pin, however. American Airlines will work with Black employees to design the pin themselves.
There is a big difference between the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Black Lives Matter organization which is Marxist, racist, anti-American, and anti-Semitic. Why is an American based corporation allowing its employees to support a group such as BLM while they are working?
What happens if a crew member wants to wear a “support your local police” pin? What happens when some of their passengers are members of law enforcement, or supporters of law enforcement? Are they telling those passengers to take a different airline? But not Delta which already allows crew to wear a custom made BLM pin.
Parts of this post were first seen at LibertyHub.
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