After years of complaints that agents arbitrarily search black women’s hair, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to new training courses that stress “racial neutrality.”
Originally posted on March 27, 2015, at 9:06 p.m.
Updated on March 27, 2015, at 11:01 p.m.
A traveler is checked by a TSA agent at a security checkpoint area in Chicago on Nov. 21, 2014. Nam Y. Huh / AP
After two black women filed complaints about having their hair arbitrarily searched at airports, the Transportation Security Administration has agreed to begin anti-discrimination training for its agents.
The agreement comes after both Malaika Singleton and Novella Coleman said that their hair — which they wear in a type of dreadlock style — was arbitrarily searched.
Coleman told BuzzFeed News on Friday that TSA agents singled her out for hair searches three times several years ago. In one instance, she asked why her hair was…
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