Doctor Calls Out American Airlines for Racist Move
The Houston doctor who was threatened to be thrown off a flight if she didn’t “cover up” is telling American Airlines officials where they can stick their apology.
Here is what i was wearing when @AmericanAir asked me to deplane for a talk. At which point I was asked to “cover up”. When defending my outfit I was threatened with not getting back on the flight unless I walked down the aisle wrapped in a blanket. #notsofriendlyskies pic.twitter.com/AYQNNriLcq
— Tisha Rowe MD, MBA (@tisharowemd) July 1, 2019
Dr. Tisha Rowe and her son were waiting to take off on a flight from Jamaica to Miami when a flight attendant escorted her off the plane and told her she’d have to “cover up” if she wanted to get back on. Rowe ended up flying home wrapped in a blanket. Although American Airlines has since apologized, Rowe — who believes she was singled out because she’s black — says she wants answers.
“There were definitely other passengers on the flight wearing tropical attire, short shorts,” Rowe said in a Thursday appearance on Good Morning America. “One was also a mother also traveling with a child, and she said, ‘No way! Well, your shorts are longer than mine and nobody has said anything to me!'” Rowe’s message to the airlines: “If you are going to have a dress code, it should be applied equally to every person, to every shape, to every race.”
Have you ever felt “singled out?” What’s most inappropriate outfit you’ve seen someone wear?