American Airlines allows crew to wear ‘BLM’ pin, causing backlash from some members

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American Airlines announced on Sunday that it would allow its flight attendants to wear “Black Lives Matter” pins on their uniforms while on duty. In addition, the company is also working on the design of its own pin that will show its symbolic support for a diverse and inclusive work environment.

“It is clear that we live in a time when it is so important to have a dialogue on this important issue of racism in our society and to try to find common ground,” AA wrote in an announcement to the ‘company wide. “The American is truly committed to having an inclusive culture that is welcoming to all and that reflects our country and our world.”

FILE: An American Airlines Boeing 737-823 lands at Miami International Airport Monday, July 27, 2020, in Miami.
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“This is why American is so determined to create a more tolerant and diverse team,” said AA. “Through our partnership with the US Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, we continue to work on a comprehensive plan to address these issues in our workplace.

AA has stated that a symbolic way of showing support is a uniform pin, which will be designed by AA’s Black Professional Network.

But the announcement has prompted some US staff who have relatives who are police officers and view the BLM as an anti-police movement.

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“I’m offended,” a flight attendant told airline management in an email obtained by the New York Post. “Serious offense. My husband is a LEO (law enforcement officer), just like my deceased father and as far as I’m concerned, ALL LIVES COUNT.

“I am completely disgusted that we cannot show our support for our GOD, our COUNTRY, our LEOs, but when it comes to the BLM organization (which is controversial in itself), American Airlines says it’s is obviously different, ”she wrote. “How is that true? Well, I don’t feel included.

Another flight attendant who spoke to Fox News said if BLM pins were allowed they would wear their Trump pin to show support for the commander-in-chief.

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The AA announcement comes less than a week after a black woman in Minneapolis said she was provoked by a white passenger on a Delta Airlines flight over her BLM mask. Flight attendants offered to relocate the disruptive passenger and upgraded the black woman’s seat on her return flight.

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