This is the latest in a series on the use of the race card for political gain:
A couple of weeks it was saggy-pants bias. Now its poofy hair profiling.
A mixed-race woman from Seattle is charging racism because TSA screeners asked to check her poofy hair (emphasis mine):
An African-American woman is accusing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) of racial profiling because her hair was searched at an airport security checkpoint.
In an interview Friday on MSNBC, Laura Adiele said that TSA agents notified her after she went through a full-body scanner at Seattle’s Sea-Tec Airport that her hair needed to be inspected. Adiele said she had no problem with being patted down, but she said the agents made the request to check her hair after she was scanned because she is black.
“It’s already uncomfortable to be going through a naked body imaging,” she said on MSNBC’s “Jansing and Co.” show. “For me, my hair is my breaking point.”
“I played the race card in this just because I looked around and didn’t see anyone else being searched in that way,” Adiele continued. “And at the end of it, I had an African-American flight attendant come up to me and say that she’s had this experience and that she’s seeing it more frequently and that she thought I should complain about it.”
That’s the attitude. You can scan my junk all you want, but don’t touch the hair; unless, of course, you touch everyone’s hair:
Little Keithy Olbermann is on the case, putting the unnamed TSA agent on trial in absentia for being the Worser Person In The World.
I’m almost beginning to feel sorry for TSA. Almost.