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'Barbershop' Actor

Hires Rodney King Lawyer

to Sue United Airlines

9/6/2011 2:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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"Barbershop" actor Michael Colyar has hired one of Rodney King's former lawyers to pursue a discrimination lawsuit against United Airlines ... because he thinks he was kicked off a plane for being black.

A rep for Colyar tells TMZ the actor has hired attorney Milton Grimes -- who repped King after the infamous 1991 videotaped police beatdown ... and won a $3.8 million settlement.

Colyar claims flight attendants were racially motivated when they kicked him off a United flight at Dulles International Airport last week.

"Can we all get along?"

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