Following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 airport security has been drastically increased and improved. However, with this increase in security have we also seen an increase in racial profiling and discrimination? It is evident that people of Middle East or South Asian origin have been subject to extensive screening and controversial detentions by officials at American airports (Shah). TSA has a and professional mandate to do their job a specific way that directly includes racial profiling. These TSA agents are train...
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