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October 25, 2017 4:30 pm
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American Airlines’ CEO said Wednesday that he was “eager to meet” with the NAACP, a day after the civil rights group issued an advisory warning black travelers that flying with the airline could be “unsafe.”

“We were disappointed to learn of a travel advisory issued by the NAACP regarding American Airlines,” said American Airlines CEO Doug Parker in a memo to employees.

Parker continued: “The mission statement of the NAACP states that it ‘seeks to remove all barriers of racial discrimination.’ That’s a mission that the people of American Airlines endorse and facilitate every day – we do not and will not tolerate discrimination of any kind. We have reached out to the NAACP and are eager to meet with them to listen to their issues and concerns.”

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Parker’s note follows a statement from the NAACP highlighting what it called “a pattern of disturbing incidents reported by African-American passengers, specific to American Airlines,” and arguing the events suggest “a corporate culture of racial insensitivity and a possible racial bias.”

American Airlines did not respond to TIME’s request for further comment. The company’s stock is down about 1.5% as of late Wednesday morning, though it isn’t clear if that dip is tied to the NAACP’s warnings.

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Read Parker’s memo to American Airlines employees in full below:

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