Tahera Ahmad: 'This Isn't About Me and a Soda Can, It's About Systemic Injustice'

Tahera Ahmad’s allegations of discrimination on a United Airlines flight over the weekend spread like wildfire.
“People know this isn’t just about a can of diet soda,” she told the Guardian after arriving back in Chicago on Monday evening. The level of interest, she said, shows “there’s something greater to the story that resonates with many minority groups not only in this country, but all over the world”.
Ahmad, who is a chaplain at Northwestern University, has received support from countless people on every corner of the globe, which she finds to be proof that her experience isn’t uncommon.