A former Delta Air Lines flight attendant claims she was fired after posting an image of former President Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood on her personal Facebook page

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 A former Delta Air Lines flight attendant claims she was fired after posting an image of former President Donald Trump wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood on her personal Facebook page. Leondra Taylor, a Black plaintiff, admitted to posting a cartoon image of then-President Trump and then-former Vice President Joe Biden during one of their 2020 presidential debates on her personal Facebook page. Trump is depicted in the cartoon wearing a Ku Klux Klan hood and standing across from Biden at the podium. The image includes a quote that reads, “Thank you, Mr. President, for wearing your mask.” An editorial cartoonist created the image, which was published by the Montreal Gazette on October 1, 2020. The lawsuit claims that Delta “discovered some political posts that it deemed to be in violation of its social media policy” during a review of Taylor’s Facebook page prompted by another employee. Delta notified Taylor a month later that it intended to “suspend her employment,” and a manager stated that her “political posts were racially motivated,” which was given as the reason for her termination. Taylor is seeking general damages for mental and emotional distress, punitive damages for the “defendant’s willful, malicious, intentional, and deliberate acts,” and lost wages. Photo credit: cnn.com

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