If you've been in touch with almost any kind of social media platform over the last year, you've heard horror stories of a number of major airlines dragging people off flights -- especially against their will, and in actions that appear racially discriminatory or motivated.

In one instance last Spring, a U.C. Berkeley student was asked to step off a Southwest flight after doing nothing more than speaking Arabic on the phone while seated on the plane. And, almost exactly one year later, an Asian doctor was forcibly dragged off a United plane due to the fact that flight attendants asked four people on the flight to give up their seats to make way for extra crew--and Dr. David Dao refused to deplane.

Right in line with this chain of events, passenger Anila Daulatzai was also dragged off a Southwest Airlines flight on September 26th. According to reports, the fiasco occurred because Daulatzai informed Southwest crew that she had an allergy to dogs when a fellow passenger onboarded with an emotional support dog in hand. In her account, Daulatzai -- who does not possess life threatening allergies to dogs--then asked to be moved to the back of the plane. And, as per her lawyer, the professor "never asked for the dogs to be removed from the plane, did not request an EpiPen, nor did she ever claim that her allergies were life-threatening."

However, Southwest flight attendants insisted that Daulatzai deplane, stating that she could not board the plane unless she presented a medical certificate (since Southwest reported that Daulatzai did indeed present herself as a person with a life-threatening allergy). According to a Washington Post report, Daulatzai was "later arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, failure to obey a reasonable and lawful order, disturbing the peace, obstructing and hindering a police officer, and resisting arrest."

Following the event, there's a been a huge amount of outrage -- especially as Southwest's actions have echoed a recurring pattern in how they treat their clients the last couple years. It seems that, if someone is a person of color and they do not immediately comply with what the airline crew asks--despite certain unreasonable requests -- they will be forcibly and sometimes violently removed from a flight they paid for.

What does that say about how these airlines come off to their customers?

Well, nothing good. That's for sure.

Repeating incidents like what happened with Professor Daulatzai just last week reinforce the notion that these airlines are growing more and more out of touch with what people care about the most: Being treated fairly and equally -- and especially without violence.

Judging by this last event, Southwest still has a lot to learn, but at least now, we know not to make the airline's same mistakes.

Here's a video of Daulatzai being removed from her flight -- what do you think?