Thursday, July 7, 2011

TSA Agent Searches Black Woman's Afro and There's Going to Be Hell to Pay

Recently, Laura Adiele was at Seattle's Sea-Tac Airport to catch a flight to Texas. She had gone through the Advance Imaging system when a TSA agent tapped her on the should and said, "we're going to have to examine your hair" to wich Laura said, "no, we're not going to do that today and you're going to have to get security or your supervisor.'" Bloop! Bloop! Bloop! Laura tells KSEA no other women -- even those with "poofy" hair -- were being searched, so the felt it was discrimination, that she as a black woman with an afro tucked up into a curly bun, was being selected for hand-screening when women of other races weren't. She had nothing to hide but just didn't want strangers feeling her hair. Eventually, she gave in and allowed the agent to examine her hair and when she was done, Laura filed an officially complaint -- and called the local TV station to tell her story.

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