Recently, a United Airlines flight has forced a passenger off of an overbooked flight in order to make room for United employees. Originally, United had offered passengers compensation and rewards for any volunteers who would willing give up their spot, and afterwards had to select four people to bump from the flight. Out of the four, three left without conflict, but the last, an unidentified Asian man, refused to give up his spot, claiming he was a doctor and had patients to see. Soon after, police were called in and an officer had to pull the man out of his seat quite violently and drag him out of the plane, bleeding from the mouth and glasses knocked askew. Somehow, after being dragged off the plane, he still managed to run back into the plane muttering "I have to go home" before collapsing. While there is no evidence of racism, the man had argued that he was only being selected because he was Chinese. United had said that they use this overbooking strategy in order to ensure full flights, thus more profit, but bumping people rarely happens. In my opinion, I think that how the police officer handled the situation was quite violent and unprofessional, and it reminds me of how blacks were treated during segregation where they were forced to relinquish their seat or kicked off transportation in order to make space for whites. While there is no solid basis of racism or discrimination in this case, do you think that the man still has the right to keep his seat, or does United still have the right to deny service to someone in order give their own employees first priority? In addition, does law enforcement have the right to forcibly treat people this way in order to benefit the other passengers in order to get the delayed flight moving?(Side note, other passengers were horrified, not really happy). Lastly, does the man's claim of being a doctor and his ethnicity change the situation by making him "more important" or "less important" than other passengers?