Black Man Calls Out United Airlines For Offering White Woman A 1K Voucher To Put Her Bare Feet Down

Little girl relaxing and putting  her feet on the arm rest lying down on the seat in the aircraft cabin

Black Man Calls Out United Airlines For Offering White Woman A 1K Voucher To Put Her Bare Feet Down

Frederick Joseph tweets revealed how whites are rewarded for behavior that is always expected of Blacks.

Published March 16, 2018

A Black man traveling on a United Airlines plane claimed in a Twitter thread that the airline, which has found itself in the middle of controversy recently, offered to give the white woman sitting next to him a $1,000 voucher for taking her feet off the tray table.

In a viral Twitter thread described as “the audacity of white privilege,” Frederick Joseph, who started the "Black Panther Challenge," said the airline’s response to the incident was “tone deaf.”

  1. Joseph began the thread with the image of the woman, who had her feet up on the tray table
  2. After the flight crew did not ask the woman to move her feet, Joseph decided to politely ask her to move them
  3. After a back and forth with both the woman and the flight attendant, Joseph says the white woman was offered a $1,000 voucher to move her feet
  4. In a conversation with United, the airline company said the woman was never paid
  5. Although United and Joseph have different views of the incident, he has let it go and is trying to move on
  6. In a statement to BET, United Airlines disputed the story

    "At no point was any customer offered compensation for this issue," a United spokesperson told BET. "We’ve talked with our customer to clarify this with him, and address his concerns. We want all of our customers to be treated with respect, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind."

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: Tang Ming Tung/Getty Images)

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