Dana Holcomb, left, stands with his attorney, Reginald E. McKamie Sr., during a press conference Wednesday while supporters stand behind him. Holcomb is filing a lawsuit against American Airlines for racial discrimination.

An African-American Killeen man has filed a lawsuit against American Airlines claiming the company racially discriminated against him when he was removed from a flight in April leaving him to find his own way home without luggage or other belongings.

Dana Holcomb, son of the late Bishop Nathaniel Holcomb, was flying from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Austin on April 14, when the plane made a stop in Phoenix, Arizona, to pick up new passengers. During a press conference held in Killeen Wednesday, Holcomb’s attorney, Reginald E. McKamie Sr., said the problems began when a passenger with a small dog took her seat next to Holcomb.

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Why is it every time a black person doesn't get their way it's automatically because of their skin color? You can think your government for these laws which give "service" animals priority over people. I agree the man shouldn't have been removed from the plane. But there's nothing in this story to indicate the decision was racially motivated!

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