Black man accuses United of ‘racial prejudice’, the airline offered white woman of $1,000 voucher and not him

A black man in public, accused United of racial prejudice, but the airline claims that the situation in question was all a misunderstanding.


A black man calling United Airlines for racial bias after he says that a white woman was offered a $1,000 voucher to remove her feet off the tray table.

The airline, however, says that it’s all a misunderstanding.

The audacity of white privilege:

This woman next to me took her shoes off and placed both feet on the table. So I’m waiting for the flight staff to say something…

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 13, 2018

Frederick Joseph travels to Austin, Texas to Newark, New Jersey, when the passenger next to him and pulled her shoes off and put her feet on the table. Upset by the situation, Joseph snapped a picture of the passenger foot on the table by the window and tweeted about the experience.


So eventually I decide to say something to the woman herself. So I say: “madam, I’m looking to eat, and your feet next to my food.”

She says: “what do you want me to do, the places are small”

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 13, 2018

Joseph claims that he asked the woman to remove her feet because they were near his food and he tried to eat, but the woman allegedly refused. “She says:” what do you want me to do, the places are small,'” Joseph wrote in a tweet.

“I’m, like,” I understand, which is why there is space for your feet and legs under the seat in front of you, ” he continued. “So she says” this is the reason why I fly first class, and I don’t come back here with everyone.'”

Joseph goes on to explain that the woman then over a stewardess and said, Joseph was “disrupting her flight” and she was “just trying to be comfortable.” When the flight attendant asked the woman to at least one of her feet down, Joseph claims that the woman asked to be compensated for her problems and requested a $1,000 voucher the airline had to offer to those forced to take a later flight.

According to Joseph, the flight attendant agreed to the passenger with a voucher, but when he asked about receiving as well, she replied: “Sir, we can only make so many accommodations, and they agreed to move her feet for you.”

UPDATE: so @united called me this morning to tell me that the traveller does not receive any remuneration.

So I told the United representative “I am glad to hear that, but I still have a problem with the flight attendant to pacify her and essentially taking her side.”

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 14, 2018

After later speaking with the airline, Joseph said the customer service rep assured him that the woman received no compensation. Regardless, he explained that he did not feel like he was treated with the same respect as the white woman, the vocation of the woman who called the actions “the audacity of white privilege.”

Both @united and the passenger have their opinion and I have mine. At this point I am further of the situation.

— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 14, 2018

Joseph closed his thread of tweets by saying that he has his opinion and the airline and other passengers have theirs, and he is “moving on from the situation.”


In a statement to Fox News, United denied Joseph’s allegations, saying: “At no time was any customer compensation for this problem, and we have spoken with our customer to clarify this with him, and the address of his worries. We want all our customers to be treated with respect, and we do not tolerate discrimination of any kind.”

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