Detroit Woman Claims Passenger Refused to Sit Next to Her on Plane Because She was Black

July 07, 2019, 9:32 AM

Tiarra Dow: "I shouldn't have needed to switch." (Photo: Facebook)

The issue of race in society is something that really never goes away.

Here's the latest example.

Spirit Airlines has been looking into a Detroit woman's claim on Facebook that a passenger refused to sit next her June 25 because she was black, according to Yahoo! Lifestyle.

The passenger, who goes by Tiarra Dow on Facebook (the Free Press has her as Tiarra Dowdell), posted this Facebook a couple weeks ago:

My phone died shortly after I started recording her after this bogus attempt at an apology. But I was able to get a glimpse of her face. Her excuse was she thought the plane was already boarded and no one told her that she would have to sit next to anyone.

Mind you she allowed the young white college student to sit next to her with no issue. Immediately after we landed she rushed off requesting a supervisor to complain to because the passenger were booing her and calling her a racist. She said her not letting me sit down had nothing to do with me being black but simply because she thought the seat was going to be empty.

My thing is after refusing to let me sit down the flight attendants should have made her move. I shouldnt have needed to switch seats to accommodate her choice of what race she wanted next to her and her husband . I had to ask someone to switch seats with me because she didn’t want to sit by a black woman in 2019!!!!

Read more:  Yahoo! Lifestyle

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