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Southwest Airlines Apologizes To Mom Who Was Asked To Prove The Biracial Baby She Was Boarding With Was Hers!

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Is this insensitive or just insuring the safety of a child?

Twitter seems to be divided after Southwest Airlines apologized for an employee asking a mother to prove her biracial son belonged to her before boarding a flight.

University of California Berkeley women's basketball coach Lindsay Gottlieb fired shots at the company on the social media site Monday following the experience she called "demeaning and insensitive."

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Gottlieb explained that although she had her child's passport, the gate agent still needed proof she was the 1-year-old's mother, since they did not share the same last name.

After asking for a birth certificate Gottlieb did not have on her, the employee asked to see a Facebook post of the mother and child as proof of their relationship before allowing them to board a flight from Denver to Oakland, California.

To add insult to precaution, another mother on the plane whose baby has a different last name told the coach that she'd never been asked to prove her baby was hers. Gottlieb said this mother, unsurprisingly, was of "not mixed race fam," explaining:

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