hat tip to Racialicious.com for putting this in their links for 2010-11-24 post.
I've been waiting for a post like this, because no one made a fuss when I got a pat down for traveling to New Mexico on a one-way ticket, 6 years ago.
It is no accident that women have been complaining about being pulled out of line because of their big breasts, having their bodies commented on by TSA officials, and getting inappropriate touching when selected for pat-downs for years now, but just this week it went viral. It is no accident that transgender people have been violated by searches for years, but just this week it went viral. It is no accident that CAIR identified Islamic head scarves (hijab) as an automatic trigger for extra screenings in January, but just this week it went viral. What was different?Read more at www.canow.org
Suddenly an able-bodied cis-gendered white man is the one who was complaining.