News story: White woman asked to prove Biracial son was really her child before boarding plane: Your thoughts?

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A White American woman was attempting to board a plane with her biracial, half-Black son, where she was stopped by airline staff. The staff claim this was due to the baby having a different surname to the mother however the mother refutes this was actually due to the colour difference between her & her son.

"The employee then asked for her son’s birth certificate, citing “federal law” — and proceeded to ask the dismayed mother if she could prove she was the mother with a Facebook post"

"We had a passport that verified our son’s age and identity, and both parents were present. But still being pushed further to ‘prove’ that he was my son felt disrespectful and motivated by more than just concern for his well-being. My guess is because he has a different skin colour"

"Gottlieb reported the incident to Southwest Airlines through Twitter and said officials quickly apologized. She said airline officials told her they would make the incident a “coaching” moment for their employees"

"Officials added that Southwest’s policy is to verify that lap children are younger than 2 by reviewing a birth certificate or government-issued ID, and that employees aren’t required to match the last names of a child and guardian on domestic flights"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/05/29/she-attempted-to-fly-with-her-biracial-son-southwest-asked-for-proof-she-was-his-mother/?utm_term=.2e6ca54747a7



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