December 27th, 2001


Racial profiling in the air, or how to fly the friendly (i.e. white) skies...

Let's see... who would be the safest person for a U.S. citizen to travel next to on a plane? :
A person with good personal hygiene.
A well-dressed gentleman.
An American.
One with multiple forms of valid identification.
And who is obviously well-educated.
A person with a clean police record.
Impeccable references available on request.
A law enforcement officer.
Not just any ordinary officer though - a Secret Service agent.
An agent who has personally guarded the President of the United States.

Oh... He's of Arab descent. Don't bother checking his references... just kick him off the plane.