Activist Tamika Mallory Booted Off American Airlines Flight

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Tamika Mallory, right, co-chair of the Women's March on Washington, talks during an interview Jan. 9, 2017 with fellow co-chairs Carmen Perez, left, and Linda Sarsour, in New York. The march will be held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump's inauguration. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Tamika Mallory, right, co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, talks during an interview Jan. 9, 2017 with fellow co-chairs Carmen Perez, left, and Linda Sarsour, in New York. The march will be held Jan. 21, 2017, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York activist Tamika Mallory says she was booted from an American Airlines flight in Miami after a pilot inserted himself into a dispute over her seat assignment.

Mallory, a co-chair of the Women’s March on Washington, was traveling home to New York when the pilot followed her down the jet bridge to scold her over an argument she had with a gate agent. He then had her summoned from her seat and kicked off the flight, she told the Daily News.

“It definitely was white male aggression. I was singled out, I was disrespected, and he was trying to intimidate me. I was discriminated against,” she said. “It was so egregious, if you will, and there was no way that I could allow it to happen without me saying something.”

Mallory, who is active in movements for gun control and civil rights, was in Miami for the Revolt Music Conference and had planned to attend the wedding of Rev. Al Sharpton’s daughter Sunday afternoon, which she missed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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