New App For Reporting Racial Profiling at Airports Unveiled
After the 9/11 attacks, Muslims increasingly became the targets of racial profiling at airports. Sikh Muslims travelers, specifically, have been targeted for their darker skin and turbans. Reports have demonstrated that in many instances, nearly 100 percent of Sikh Muslim travellers are pulled aside for additional screening at airports.
In response, the Sikh Coalition has unveiled an app called “FlyRights”, which allows users to quickly access their rights, and report their concerns to the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.
“The TSA asserts it doesn’t profile,” the Sikh Coalition’s Director of Programs Amardeep Singh said in a statement. “This application will allow us to better assess whether that’s true. All travelers now have an easy way of speaking to their government on the issue of airport profiling.”
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