Monday, 10 April 2017

Audio: Racism Allegation Raised Against Delta Airlines

An audio clip of a discussion between former aide to Ex- President Goodluck Jonathan on electronic media, Pastor Reno Omokri and a customer rep of Delta Airlines has raised an allegation of racial discrimination against blacks by foreign-owned airlines. In an exclusive interview with Vanguard, Pastor Omokri narrated how he was discriminated upon by the airline’s rep after his flight from Boston to Minneapolis on Saturday was cancelled without clearly giving them reasons or what next to do. However, In the audio provided to Vanguard by Omokri, one of the managers is heard to have admitted they treated the pastor unfairly but went ahead to say they could still deny the event ever happened even when Pastor Omokri told them he had a photo and recorded evidence of all that happened. Pastor Reno Omokri According to Omokri, the airline’s rep rudely insulted him and refused to give him directions but was unhesitant to offer the exact aid to a white lady who came for same issue. Listen to the audio below: Although Omokri said he would have let go the occurrence, but, he however made it known to the public because, “if I do, how many other Black men, women and children would be treated like this?” So, what really happened? “My flight from Boston to Minneapolis on Saturday the 8th of April 2017 was cancelled by Delta and we were directed to a line at gate A8 about 1:10pm to get help, after a 34 minute wait, the ladies at the line said they had to prepare for another flight and told us they could not help us any longer. They were very cold and unfeeling and did not tell us where to go from there. There were several of us and we were confused. We did not know what to do. I left them and went to gate A7 of Logan Airport at 1.51 pm and went to the lady at the front and tried to ask her how to get to the help desk but she refused to listen to me and said I must join the queue before I could even ask her a question even though my question was just asking for directions.

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