Example: [Collected via e-mail, January 2013]
Origins: On 29 January 2013, the Daily Currant published an article about conservative commentator Ann Coulter's refusing to stay on board a commercial airline flight because the aircraft was piloted by a black woman:
According to witness reports Coulter was concerned the experienced, decorated pilot in question may have gained her position as a result of
The incident began when Coulter boarded the American Airlines flight and took up her first class seat. After a trip to the bathroom, she noticed the pilot was a black woman and became immediately distraught.
According to passengers, at that point Coulter stood at the front of the cabin and began screaming her concerns to the entire flight as they finished boarding.
"Aw come on people, a black woman flying a plane? You know she got that job through affirmative action. Am I the only one worried about this? I mean hello? Our lives are at stake here ..."
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