Bayaa v. United Airlines (Ethnic Discrimination)
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and United Airlines settled a lawsuit filed on behalf of Assem Bayaa and the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), charging that the airline discriminated against Bayaa by removing him from a flight. Bayaa, an American citizen of Arab descent, alleged he was removed from a flight in December 2001 because of his ethnic identity and not because of legitimate security considerations. ADC claimed that, since September 11, 2001, there had been more than 60 incidents of discrimination against Arab Americans by domestic and foreign airlines, and that 11 of those incidents involved passengers of Middle Eastern or South Asian descent who were removed from United flights.
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- Human Rights
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