Apparently, Black individuals are having a tough time making it via Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport with out some officer of the legislation suspecting them of drug possession and looking them accordingly.
It’s mainly stop-and-frisk on the airport, which is like spraying a hose at somebody who’s already within the swimming pool. (In different phrases, how TF would we even get via TSA with medication?)
Anyway, award-winning movie director Tabari Sturdivant shared by way of Instagram that he was touring to Los Angeles from Atlanta when he was stopped by two DEA brokers who searched his baggage for medication, discovered nothing, and gave no rationalization as to why they focused him within the first place.
“Friday morning proper as I used to be boarding a flight to LA, (2) DEA brokers approached me,” Tabari defined. “They requested for my ID, started to query me and proceeded to look me and my baggage proper in entrance of everybody.”
He additionally talked about that he was “the one black individual within the space,” and the one one who was searched.
Individuals who have the complexion for defense don’t perceive the frustration and humiliation of being singled out of a crowd and publicly searched in entrance of everybody. It could possibly make an individual offended sufficient to need to struggle the cops who racially profiled them. But when we do this, we’re the violent thugs and criminals we’re suspected of being within the first place, proper?
“They took the whole lot out of my bag in entrance of everybody,” Tabari wrote. “No privateness. I used to be completely shocked and embarrassed.”
And, after all, Tabori instantly related his expertise at Hartsfield-Jackson airport with that of comedians Eric Andre and Clay English, who’ve filed a federal lawsuit towards Clayton County police, who they are saying racially profiled and illegally searched them on the Atlanta airport whereas they had been ready to board their flight.
Apparently, we will add “flying whereas Black” to the checklist of issues we simply can’t do with out any person suspecting us of wrongdoing out of nowhere.
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