30 June 2011

The lesser of 2 evils

US Airways, which operates a hub out of Charlotte-Douglass Airport, is accused of racism after it was discovered an unidentified white male wearing lingerie was allowed to fly six days before an African American college football player was not allowed to fly and arrested when he refused to pull up his pajama bottoms which were sagging below his waist even though the airline says it has no dress code. Joe O'Sullivan, an attorney for DaShon Marmom said, "A white man is allowed to fly in underwear without question, but my client was asked to pull up his pajama pants because they hung below his waist."

Jill Tarlow, an airline passenger took a picture on June 9 of an unidentified white male dressed in female underwear that flew on a US Airways flight. A US Airways spokesperson in defending the decision to allow the white male to fly said, "We don't have a dress code policy, obviously, if their private parts are exposed, that's not appropriate...So if they're not exposing their private parts, they're allowed to fly." The attorney for DeShon Marman countered by pointing out that his client’s private parts were not exposed and video surveillance tape will prove it. After refusing to pull up his clothing, Marman was arrested for suspicion of trespassing, battery of a police officer and obstruction. Prosecutors have not filed charges in the Marman case and have until July 18 to do so.
The Marman case and similar cases involving clothing attire highlight the discrimination that mostly African American males and Muslims face when out in public. Philip Agnew, an African-American male was charged with trespassing after he refused to turn a hat he was wearing fully forward while patronizing the Epicenter located in uptown Charlotte June 2. Two African-American Muslims imams were removed from a Charlotte bound flight after an Atlantic Southeast Airlines pilot refused to allow the men back on the flight after they went through additional security screenings May 6.

I dont approve of EITHER of these as proper. It was said that DeShon Marman became upset and police were called. He was later arrested.

Ok, let's see it again;


What is the lesser of 2 evils?


BigmacInPittsburgh said...

History seems to always repeat it's self.
Whenever the economy of this country is in a tailspin,white folks racism and inhumanity comes out like white on rice.
Don't think for one nano second that race didn't play a role in the decison of who flys and who doesn't.
The U.S. Airways spokesmans reasons just don't fly with me1

25champ said...

fact is the airlines probably didn't feel threatened by the white male smh...we are sterotype...it is what it is...when I had my dreads at my job I would speak 2 ppl and they wouldn't even look my way...it didn't matter if I was dressed professional or not they felt threatened...now that I cut my hair it's like they treat me like I'm a different person lol..it's sad..they will never admit it, but the Black male is intimidating :( i dn't really think you can chose one of these evils both inappropriate

Daij said...

@ Big mac & @25 champ- I cosign with the both of you!

Wonder Man said...


Daij said...

@ Wonder man, lol