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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Add the Chinese to the list, too

When the People's Daily picks up on a story like this "Increased security checks at U.S. airports slammed as racial profiling", after laughing yourself silly, it's time to add Chinese to the list for extra scrutiny, too:
As of Jan. 4, 2010, anyone flying into the United States, traveling from or through Afghanistan, Algeria, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Yemen, Cuba, Iran, Sudan and Syria, will be required to go through increased security checks.
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South Asian Network, a grassroots, community-based organization dedicated to advancing the health, empowerment and solidarity of persons of South Asian origin, and partner organizations have sent letters to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Transportation Security Administration (TSA), asking to remove these changes because they would lead to more racial and religious profiling as well as targeting based on national origin.


That'll make it fairer. After all, adding 1/4 of the earth's population lessens the impact on other groups. Statisically speaking, of course.

Just like Chinese security.

As soon as New Zealanders attempt to blow up something in the U.S., we can add them to the list. Along with elderly nuns. Or flying nuns.

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