Backlash Ensues After American Airlines Announces That Flight Attendants Can Wear BLM Pins
American Airlines announced Sunday that flight attendants can wear Black Lives Matter pins on their uniforms, stating that:
“Clearly we live in a time where it is so important to have a dialogue about this important issue of racism in our society and try to find common ground. American is truly committed to having an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all and a reflection of our country and world.
“This is why American is so committed to creating a more tolerant and diverse team. Through our partnership with American’s office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we are continuing to work through an overall plan for addressing these issues in our workplace.”
But many employees were unhappy with the announcement of the policy.
The New York Post reported:
“‘I take offense to this,’ one veteran flight attendant said in an email to airline management obtained by The Post. ‘Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (Law Enforcement Officer), as was my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned ALL LIVES MATTER.’
“‘I am completely disgusted at the fact that we can’t show support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our LEOs but when it comes to BLM organization (which is controversial in itself), American Airlines says that’s obviously different,’ she wrote. ‘And we can. How is that right? Well, I don’t feel included.’
“Another flight attendant who asked to be identified only as John said staffers who refuse to wear the pin will now ‘be ostracized and labeled as racist,’ and described BLM as ‘a terrorist organization that promotes violence to further their agenda.’
“‘If this pin is sanctioned, I will wear my NYPD pin supporting the police department,’ he said.”
The Post also reported that airline employees accused American of supporting BLM to keep up with its rival, Delta Airlines, which allegedly has its own BLM employee pin.
Reportedly “taken aback” by the complaints, Senior Vice President for Flight Services Jill Surdek said in response to the employees that “American is truly committed to having an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all and a reflection of our country and world. One symbolic way to show our support is through a uniform pin. We are working with our Black Professional Network on designing a specific pin that may be worn with the uniform. In the interim until this pin is produced, to recognize the significance of this moment in history, we are allowing people to wear a Black Lives Matter Pin.”
Because nothing says “tolerance” and “diversity” like supporting a Marxist movement dedicated to destroying the West and defunding the police. It’s too bad that these companies keep caving to the woke mob and pretending that they’re better than everyone else while doing so.