Articles tagged “naacp”

NAACP Lifts Its American Airlines Travel Warning

NAACP Lifts Its American Airlines Travel Warning

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

American is far from being the only travel company struggling with racial bias. Many brands have voluntarily reevaluated their inclusion and diversity policies, hoping that they won't be forced to do so by a similar travel advisory.

6 months ago

NAACP Won’t Yet Lift Its American Airlines Travel Advisory

NAACP Won’t Yet Lift Its American Airlines Travel Advisory

Associated Press

American Airlines' plan to combat discrimination sounds good so far. However, one of the hardest parts — for any company — will be increasing C-suite diversity as well as inclusion. That would truly be more than just a Band-Aid approach to the problem.

1 year ago

American Airlines Vows to Fight Racial Bias But Is It Enough?

American Airlines Vows to Fight Racial Bias But Is It Enough?

David Koenig, Associated Press

CEO Doug Parker clearly doesn't want to see the airline take a brand hit on race relations. American Airlines is saying all the right things, but is its response to the NAACP complaints a crisis communications maneuver or a game-changing attempt to change its culture?

1 year ago

American Airlines CEO Meets with NAACP About Discrimination

American Airlines CEO Meets with NAACP About Discrimination

David Koenig, Associated Press

American Airlines is smart to welcome this dialog about discrimination. Companies that shove their heads in the sand always pay a higher price in the end.

1 year ago

American’s Doug Parker Wants to Meet With NAACP About Racism Claims

American’s Doug Parker Wants to Meet With NAACP About Racism Claims

David Koenig, Associated Press

American CEO Doug Parker is saying all the right things about meeting with the NAACP and wanting to improve the airline's race relations. He is obviously also concerned about the brand damage that the complaints could cause.

1 year ago

American Airlines Attracted Most Racial-Bias Complaints of Any U.S. Carrier

American Airlines Attracted Most Racial-Bias Complaints of Any U.S. Carrier

Jordyn Holman, Jeff Green and Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

Is American Airlines really that much worse in race relations than some of its peers? We just don't have that answer. But give credit to the NAACP, which hasn't been one of the most-activist-oriented organizations in recent years, for bringing the issue front and center.

1 year ago

NAACP Warns African Americans Against Flying on American Airlines

NAACP Warns African Americans Against Flying on American Airlines

Associated Press

First the travel advisory for Missouri, now American Airlines. The NAACP is paying closer attention to discrimination in the travel industry and we wonder what other warnings might be in the works.

1 year ago

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

The NAACP’s Travel Advisory Is Having an Impact on Meetings in St. Louis

Jim Salter, Associated Press

As we've seen in other cities and states, local economies will suffer when the government doesn't make the effort to ensure that all are not only welcome, but that they feel safe, and know they'll be treated equally and fairly.

1 year ago

Travel Advisory for Missouri Leaves NAACP and Local Chapter at Odds

Travel Advisory for Missouri Leaves NAACP and Local Chapter at Odds

Summer Ballentin, Associated Press

If we've learned anything from other states with similar discrimination bills it's that local economies suffer and many events and conventions pull out in favor of more welcoming and inclusive destinations.

1 year ago

Airbnb and the NAACP Partner to Sign Up More Minority Hosts

Airbnb and the NAACP Partner to Sign Up More Minority Hosts

Associated Press

This seems like a mutually beneficial partnership, but are both organizations prepared to tackle any regulatory challenges that as they try to expand Airbnb's reach? And will they be contributing more to gentrification in certain neighborhoods?

1 year ago