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American Airlines Investigating Pilot After Woke Mob Reported Him for Opposing Critical Race Theory

American Airlines Investigating Pilot After Woke Mob Reported Him for Opposing Critical Race Theory

“We hope @AmericanAir remains committed to their values, not to mention their customers who may not want to fly with this man at the controls.” the Southlake Together Twitter account tweeted about a pilot who has been outspoken in his opposition to CRT.

Mary reported earlier this month that voters in Texas’ top school district resoundingly rejected Critical Race Theory by electing two candidates to the Carroll Independent School District school board who opposed a proposal to implement it.

Southlake, TX, where the school district is located, has become the Ground Zero of sorts for the debate over the implementation of CRT in public school classrooms, a debate which started after videos of white students singing a rap song with the “n-word” in it went viral two years ago.

Because proponents of CRT in Southlake have lost the latest battle, they’ve taken to trying to get outspoken critics of the so-called “Cultural Competence Action Plan” (aka CRT) fired from their jobs:

Here’s more from the Dallas Morning News story:

American Airlines is investigating one of its pilots after social media users urged the company to review his posts and podcasts criticizing Carroll ISD’s proposed diversity and inclusion initiative and its supporters.

Guy Midkiff, 62, is a Southlake resident who has been a pilot at American for 32 years, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“We are troubled by the allegations made and have launched an investigation into the matter,” an American Airlines representative said Wednesday in an email.

Through his Twitter and Facebook accounts as well as a podcast called Wise Guy Talks, Midkiff has documented his opposition to the district’s Cultural Competence Action Plan, as well as various groups and community members who support it.

[…]

Two groups in support of the district’s proposed plan have accused Midkiff of harassing people online. Midkiff has tweeted in response that the groups are using “bully tactics” to insulate themselves from those who challenge their narrative.

In the past week, the groups have been bringing the matter to American Airlines’ attention via social media.

Here are some of the tweets targeting Midkiff. The American Airlines Twitter account’s responses are below them. Note that the supposedly “offensive” tweets don’t actually tag any students, parents, or CRT advocates in them, yet they are characterized as “harassment”:

Chilling to the bone.

The Southlake ARC Twitter account has also taken to tweeting out predictable media puff pieces on their efforts, pieces which the discerning reader will note falsely frame critics of CRT as being opposed to anti-racism education:

Though it appears Midkiff has deleted some tweets, he’s still not backing down. In this one, he pinpoints the leftist tactic of letting teenagers speak on their behalf so they can turn around and accuse critics of “harassing minors” later:

And, like clockwork:

Though proponents of CRT in Southlake clearly have the media on their side, opponents have a very powerful one on their side as well. Popular conservative radio talk show host Dana Loesch is a resident of the district and she’s fighting back, too:

Republican governors in a number of states, including Oklahoma and Idaho, have signed bills either banning it entirely or banning particular elements from being taught. Texas and Tennessee are moving in the direction of banning it and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also strongly opposes the teaching of CRT.

While the Biden administration has moved to prioritize the teaching of CRT in public education, Republican members of Congress like Burgess Owens have introduced legislation to try and stop the admnistration’s push.

Keep in mind, too, that proponents of CRT are busy coming up with new terms for their plan since the term “Critical Race Theory” has become so toxic. As you may have noticed in the Dallas Morning News piece, the reporters referred to the Carroll ISD proposal as a “diversity and inclusion initiative.”

Is Critical Race Theory being proposed for a public school or university in your area? Learn more by visiting LIF’s Critical Race Training in Education website here.

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Seriously, companies need to stop listening to complaints like this.

They need to make some kind of blanket statement that they will respond to public smear campaigns of any sort.

Go through proper private an professional channels if you think you have a valid issue. Otherwise, no go.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to alohahola. | May 16, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    Companies need to be swamped with complaints about this, trying to get people fired is a torte, people should be personally sued, and bankrupted.

    4fun in reply to alohahola. | May 16, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    If AA is headquartered in Texas, then the gov should mention to them the tax breaks are looking a little too fat and may need trimming if they want to go all social justice.
    Fight fire with napalm.

I wouldn’t blame the airline just yet. It looks like they responded the way any responsible employer would to such complaints: “We take this seriously, please send us information on what he’s supposed to have done”. What else would you do if someone told you your employee is harassing people? Surely you’d ask for details rather than just dismissing it out of hand. For all you know it might be true. Maybe he’s doing terrible things, and if you refused to hear about it you’d look really bad.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Milhouse. | May 16, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Then, AA needs to respond bluntly if (when) they conclude the “charges” were false. Dana knows the enemy.

Marxist totalitarians as rulers. Utopia.

Sociopaths will control you or destroy you.

So we’re at the point where wokeness needs to be part of your qualifications to be a professional airline pilot.

In all the times I’ve flown on airplanes, I didn’t know anything about the pilots’ opinions on political or social matters. My greater concern was whether they could fly the thing if something went wrong.

    TX-rifraph in reply to p. | May 16, 2021 at 4:49 pm

    I would not fly with a woke pilot. I want a pilot with a brain.

    p in reply to p. | May 16, 2021 at 4:52 pm

    Although I wonder that given he’s 62 if AA will try to encourage him to retire, as in sign this NDA and here’s your nice severance so we can just get rid of this problem.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to p. | May 16, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Does the public want Affirmative pilots?

Proven 30+ years as a safe pilot.
Affirmative action black lesbian pilot.

You choose.

    henrybowman in reply to Anchovy. | May 17, 2021 at 11:15 am

    And yet…
    I was buffaloed to see (on Hulu) that Subway has picked up Megan Rapinoe as a celebrity spokesperson.

    “We didn’t get enough abuse over Jared. Let’s take a chance and go even edgier, by choosing someone who is already a celebrity, and already hated by a significant fraction of the country!”

    Char Char Binks in reply to Anchovy. | May 18, 2021 at 10:31 am

    The entire history of airlines is racist. The airplane was supposedly invented by Wright-Americans, but they stole the idea from Black kings who used to fly around the pyramids before they were enslaved.

Critical Racists’ Theory, huh.

Allegation of diversity or failure to take a knee, beg, good boy?

Woke and [morally] broke.

white folks are “waked”

as in leaving people behind

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George_Kaplan | May 16, 2021 at 6:57 pm

More evidence of bigoteering. The Left aren’t content to go after actual bigots, now they’re manufacturing them and demanding those so named be persecuted.

RandomCrank | May 16, 2021 at 9:48 pm

LI, please follow this one to the end, whatever it might be. Thanks.

Neo-Racists trying to destroy a man for fighting their racist agenda.
And the airline takes the racists seriously.

Somewhere MLK is crying.

I think we need to start trying to be more union friendly and compete for union support.

What I was thinking when reading this article was “Thank God there are Pilots unions that will make this crusade against the pilot a lot harder”.

Not all unions are the teachers union.

Look, the guy fly’s the plane.
He doesn’t get into anybody’s face…
Most won’t even see him.
Leave him to his job.

If the guy was BLM, he wouldn’t let any whites or Jews on the plane.

The very fact this guy was elected to the school board on an an anti CRT position shows it is strongly favored in Southlake. And, governors are taking the same position. AA would be fools to take any action at all against this pilot unless they want to have a much lighter wallet.

star1701gazer | May 17, 2021 at 8:59 am

I know, let’s use their own tactics against them and start complaining to their employers! Oh, wait, none of them have employers, they live off the government! Darn!

MoeHowardwasright | May 17, 2021 at 9:33 am

Drug cartels, gangs and terrorists use children as shields everyday. So these CRT acolytes are using the same tactics. Until we make a stand and confront them in public and not through social media will it stop. Social media just amplifies a minority position.

“The woke corporate-school-government trifecta?! A true public-private partnership. This came after Carroll ISD elected new anti-CRT board members 70-30 two weeks ago.” Throw in a national political party and political movement.

That’s what is usually described as fascism.

I would argue the woke BS is a religion (IMO, Progressivism actually is a religion) and AA can’t legally discriminate on the basis of religion.

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