Sir, it’s just a random search.

Naim A.,
San Francisco, CA.

These are the words I hear every time I go to the airport. Being Arab-American, I always face discrimination whether it’s from peers or random people on the street or social media but never let it get to me. The airport is the one place that always seems to get to me because I always get singled out for a “necessary random search” that takes a lot of time. It’s become such hassle that when we fly somewhere, we show up to the airport at least 4 hours early to be on the safe side and not get held back.


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