It happened once, then twice, and now it seems to be a trend. The Transportation Safety Administration has a problem with big hair.
News outlets have covered the events, and the TSA hasn’t given an explanation. We know why we have to take off our shoes, and our belts and anything else that may have metal in it. We know why we shouldn’t have liquids in our bags. Why does someone need to touch our scalp and our hair? That’s so personal.
Some don’t see a problem with this latest search. If the TSA wants to touch your hair, you should oblige. It only takes a moment, and it’s for our safety.
But what about searching other women who have big, curly hair? And what’s next? There are all kinds of places on the body where items may be stored.
For argument’s sake, let’s say the TSA is searching everyone and isn’t profiling black folks. The practice doesn’t make me feel any safer boarding an airplane.
How about you?