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Ladies, our natural “poofy” hair may subject us to pat-downs at the airport. Think I’m joking, check out this story found at: http://newsone.com/nation/newsonestaff4/tsa-patdown-poofy-hair-laura-adieleafrican-american-woman/).
“An African-American woman who was subjected to a security pat-down at a Seattle Airport because of her “poofy” hairstyle is claiming that she was discriminated against.
Laura Adiele was pulled out of the security line after having gone through the Advance Imaging System and was told she needed a pat-down.
“When I first heard her say, ‘We’re going to have to pat you down,’ I thought she was talking about my body. I was turning around and putting my arms out and she said, ‘no, we’re going to have to examine your hair,’ and I said, ‘no, we’re not going to do that today and you’re going to have to get security or your supervisor,’” said Adiele.”
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