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Woman Alleges Delta Airlines Failed To Call Her Back For A Position Until She Applied 'As A White Woman'

A recent allegation against Delta airlines has a few people wondering if this incident was a coincidence or was actually orchestrated as a way to lessen the hiring pool of Black job candidates. Black Information Network reports that Regina De’Chabert recently posted a video to TikTok claiming that she managed to land a call back for a position as a flight attendant for Delta airlines after changing her race to white on her application. Receiving a call back for an interview has been a five-year-long process for De’Chabert. According to the young lady, after “applying to delta for a flight attendant job for 5 years” and continually being denied, she decided to submit a new application “as a white woman.” This is when De’Chabert says that she “finally received a 2nd interview email.” @ginaaa_banks_ Purrrrr let’s get the bill #deltaairlines #flightattendants ♬ original sound – Barstool Sports

Mar 17, 2022

6 Black Women Leading the Modern Aviation Industry

In honor of Women’s History Month, AfroTech has decided to celebrate Black women at the helm of the modern aviation industry. Check out six Black women leading the industry below: Stephanie C. Hill, Executive Vice President of Lockheed Martin Rotary and Missions Systems Photo Credit: Instagram / @StephanieC.Hill Stephanie C. Hill is executive vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) for Lockheed Martin Corporation. In her 33-year tenure at RMS, she’s held several senior positions, serving as president or vice president for different arms of the business. She is also a champion for women and people of color in STEM careers. In a recent interview with The Network Journal, she spoke about her passion for helping the next generation of leaders: “Our industry requires top talent in engineering and science, and our nation right now is facing a critical shortage of STEM workers,” she told The Network Journal. “We have to encourage as many young people as possible to pursue STEM...

Mar 29, 2021

Delta Airlines Is Putting Face Scanners in Atlanta International Airport

On Thursday, Delta Airlines announced that it will provide facial recognition scanners in its terminals at Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. The scanners are offered to customers flying directly to an international destination. The company is also offering the technology to people flying with partner airlines Aeromexico, Air France-KLM and Virgin Atlantic Airways. Delta Airlines has previously partnered with CLEAR , a biometric company that allows flyers to check in with a fingerprint or iris scanner. In July, Delta began offering biometric self-service bag drops in Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. “Ever since 9/11, airlines, airports and TSA have been trying to keep the aviation system safe without causing too much hassle and pain for travelers,” said freelance aviation security writer Benét Wilson. “They’ve tried a lot of things and facial recognition is just a natural progression coming into play.” Atlanta International Airport is known as the world’s...

Sep 21, 2018