8 August Denver, Colorado

A Caucasian mother who was suspected of trafficking her biracial daughter back in 2021 by Southwest Airlines employees has filed a racial discrimination suit against the company. Mary MacCarthy was traveling to Denver from Los Angeles with her 10-year-old daughter to attend her brother’s funeral according to an NBC News report nearly two years ago. Upon landing in Denver, MacCarthy and her daughter were confronted by police officers because a flight attendant suspected her of potential human trafficking. A federal lawsuit filed in August in the District Court of Colorado accuses Southwest Airlines of racial discrimination. MacCarthy says the airline staff flagged her as suspicious “based on a racist assumption about a mixedrace family.”