The surreal world of post 9/11 America includes the fascist everywhere-ness of Homeland Security and its BFF, TSA. Also called "security theater" -- all these stories we hear every day, of Americans humiliated, detained, questioned, searched, groped, harassed. It doesn't matter if you're male or female, handicapped, old or young, or a child. And if you're of color, you get that extra bonus of being further up the line for such invasive treatment, as Vance Gilbert writes, who is the latest victim of
And all this over a book. Like paying with cash, book reading for personal enjoyment seems to be a red flag for suspicious behavior.
Vance Gilbert : Racial Profiling First Hand
I hope Mr. Gilbert receives the compensation he deserves.
Link: Boing Boing.