Singer/Actress Kelly Price Starts Petition Against United Airlines for Racial Profiling,Class Profiling

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Singer/Actress Kelly Price Starts Petition Against United Airlines for Racial Profiling,Class Profiling

Singer/actress Kelly Price has started a petition on Change.org demanding that United Airlines treat its passengers better. She notes that on June 23, 2012, she was belittled and denigrated by a United Airlines employee at the customer service/rebooking counter in Houston. She alleges that she was bullied and harassed, even to the point of almost being forcibly removed from the premises. Here’s the petition letter on Change.org:

300px United Airlines Logo.svg Singer/Actress Kelly Price Starts Petition Against United Airlines for Racial Profiling,Class Profiling

Singer Kelly Price Accuses United Airlines of Racial and Class Profiling

United Airlines Stop Racial and Class Profiling

Greetings,

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Jeff Smisek President of United Airlines.

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United Airlines Stop Racial and Class Profiling

Profiling passengers is a common thing with air travel. The world has changed and traveling has not been the same since 9-11. The discomfort and sometimes annoying process of getting from here to there is a cross we all bear in this country to insure the safety of all Americans when we travel by airplane. Unfortunately, some use this as a bullying tool. On Saturday June 23, 2012 I was bullied by Stephanie a United Airlines employee when she assumed I was not a first class passenger and refused me service at the Customer Service/Rebooking counter in Houston. Even once she realized she was wrong she still ignored me and refused to help me. Her co-workers also ignored me. When I asked to see her name on her badge she hid it and began to a=scream out loud that I was harrassing her in an attempt to have security come an remove me. I am not a terrorist. I am not a criminal. Had Stephanie (The United Airlines Employee) been successful in her attempt to have me removed I would have likely been arrested and certainly not allowed to travel that day. As American citizens we are entitled to each have the same civil liberties and basic rights. I want United Airlines to have mandatory Cultural Diversity and Tolerance training for ALL employees of their company. I want United Airlines to implement better checks and balances that insure their employees CANNOT misuse their “authority” with customers and passengers. I want a United policy that demands the immediate termination of a United Airlines employee who discriminates or violates the civil and/or consumer rights of a customer/passenger in either of these manners.Classist, Racist practices hidden in corporate code cannot be tolerated. If we don’t speak out this will never change.
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Sincerely,
Kelly Price
www.KellyPrice.com
www.twitter.com/KellyPrice4Real

Hat tip to Dion Evans at RGM Radio. He will be interviewing Kelly Price Tuesday, June 26 at 4 p.m. PST or 7 p.m. EST. LISTEN:  LISTEN: http://t.co/uHuf8KIV

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQZMO3WYEEEN72VUXY6E6SAGGM Laura Hayes

    Everything always boils down to racism. The country is drowning in racism. Racism is in our blood, our food and our deodorant. It’s in our hair and in the cobwebs in the basement. It’s in the air we breathe and in the ice cubes that cool our refreshments. If only white people would leave black people alone. Just leave them alone. For the love of God, leave them be!

    • http://blackpoliticalthought.blogspot.com HinterlandG

      Laura Hayes — Until you can walk around in the shoes of Kelly Price, you don’t have a bone in the dogfight.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQZMO3WYEEEN72VUXY6E6SAGGM Laura Hayes

        What does that mean? So you can write a one sided story about possible make believe racism because…what? You have a bone in the dogfight? Oh oh, I better run. There’s a pack of people running after me screaming RACISM!!

  • FlyGirl

    I am black and I had EXCELLENT experiences with United and its employees last month. I flew internationally through Dulles and Newark; not Houston. The employee in this story does not represent ALL experiences with United for ALL of us. There has to be more to this story. I cannot support Ms. Price in this petition.