Dallas hairstylist Isis Brantley is the latest sister to complain that she was subject to an unreasonable TSA experience, after her large Afro was agressively searched by an agent in Atlanta:

I’m more inclined to holler “stupidity” than I am “blatant racism” when I read stories like this, though I do feel that the casual disregard/distrust of Black women plays a factor. Brantley’s hair is beyond conspicuous…would it make sense for her to hide something in a place that is so obvious and eye catching? I’m all for protecting the safety of air travellers, but this just seems really foolish.

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  • African Mami

    Now that’s what I call GIANT hair!!! It’s scaringly beautiful (make sense?!)

  • Simone

    I’m sorry but her hair is abnormally large and if ya’ll wanna go African History on me, save your time. If a white woman was wearing a beehive, she should have gotten her hair checked too. I don’t think it’s a black thing,although the first woman who was patted down that situation was uncalled for.This one was just…it looked comically large.