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originally posted by: WhiteWingedMonolith
originally posted by: Grambler
Let's say you have a first class ticket on an airplane.
You are about to board and you see someone get taken to the front of the line.
When you go to board, you find out that person taken to the front is given your seat, and you no longer have one.
You then find out that that person is a member of Congress.
How would you feel?
I would be angry at the airline, and mad that the politician for the seat probably because their position gave them an influence and power that gave them that seat.
Now if I was that politican, even if the incident wasn't my fault, I would understand the perception that my job and position of authority is what led to the airline giving me that seat.
Now I read this story and just breezed theougj and felt bad for the woman that lost her seat, but didn't pay much more attention to it.
Then I read more about it today.
It turns out that the politician who got the seat was Shelia Jackson lee, and she KNOWS why the woman that lost her seat made a big deal out of it.
Because Lee is black. Yep, you got it
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, who was accused by a United Airlines passenger of bumping her from a first-class seat, said in a Twitter screed on Tuesday that she believes the incident is all about race.
“Since this was not any fault of mine, the way the individual continued to act appeared to be, upon reflection, because I was an African American woman, seemingly an easy target along with the African American flight attendant who was very, very nice,” the Texas Democrat wrote in a post. “This saddens me, especially at this time of year given all of the things we have to work on to help people.”
“But in the spirit of this season and out of the sincerity of my heart, if it is perceived that I had anything to do with this, I am kind enough to simply say sorry,” Jackson Lee continued. “But as an African American, I know there are too many examples like this all over the nation.”
It couldn't be the woman was angry to lose her seat, and was angry it was to a political. Nope, it's because Lee and the flight attendant are black.
This isn't some hack website making these claims.
This is a member of Congress.
She is so hyper racialized that even this situation where she got a seat that another was kicked out for, even then she is a victim of racism.
Truly a disgusting delusional person.
African American is not a race. Those are countries. How is this politician allowed to speak and not be corrected? She's a negroid. A negro and she knows it. She's the one who doesn't embrace being a negroid, she can't even say what she is.
A person is booked first class on a flight, as is a politician. The politician is escorted onto the airplane and person finds out that they are bumped. Person is upset and rightly so.
Jackson Lee has global services status with the airline and was given an upgrade, which is common for when there is an open first class seat, the representative said.
originally posted by: MountainLaurel
I'm not sure that the SHARE screen shot convinces me that it was the passenger that cancelled her 1st class seat.
originally posted by: MountainLaurel
However I'm not convinced that an airline employee couldn't have changed the ticket and made it look like the passenger had done it through the app. , someone is lying and my gut instinct is that it's not the passenger. Now could she have done it accidentally, possibly, but it sounds like this app asks you to CONFIRM your intention is to cancel to avoid this sort of problem.