posted on Sep, 11 2006 @ 02:47 AM
Racial profiling is a fancy, politically-correct word which serves an agenda, just like "Islamofascist".
I cannot tell you how many times I've been through the pre-flight process in a given airport and watched security do its thing. A group of
almond-skinned individuals may or may not be nearby, when security will "randomly" search an eldery black lady, or a white surfer-looking chick, or
a thug-gangster type. It's stupid, and it doesn't have to apply to terrorism to be stupid.
Let's say someone that looks like me robs a convenience store and steals a red car. I am a 24 year old white man who also drives a red car. It's
only logical that the resulting APB might describe someone similar to me driving a red car, so it's not outlandish that I might get pulled over and
checked out. My feelings wouldn't be that hurt, providing the police officer doesn't shoot first and ask questions later.
So where's the logic in purposefully avoiding light-skinned middle-eastern types if that's who you're afraid might hijack planes? Frankly, I don't
care if it hurts their feelings, and I think most people probably agree; I'd choose a few miffed Muslims or angry anglos over thousands of deaths any
day. But as I said above, I think the whole concept serves a deeper agenda in relation to invasion of privacy.