Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sikh-Canadian Comedian Forced to Remove Turban at Airport

In class today and while searching the internet, I read an interesting story about Jasmeet Singh, aka @JusReign, the Vine and Youtube celebrity.

This story took place at an airport in San Francisco on February 23, 2016.

After being chosen for a "random" inspection, Singh was moved to a private room to be searched. When asked, he removed his turban but was declined a mirror so that he could put it back on.

The TSA officials asked him to walk without his turban on to the nearest bathroom to find a mirror.

On his Twitter feed, Singh explains further how insensitive and disrespectful the entire experience was and how it has received lots of internet support and the trending hashtag #FlyingWhileBrown.

The link to the article has been provided below:

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