Flying With Brown Skin in 2013: Demoralizing AND Expensive

Aditya Mukerjee has brown skin. He wrote an infuriating thing about how that was a problem for him because of a racist, broken system:

“‘No, this is a different kind of pat-down, and we can’t do that in public.’ When I asked him why this pat-down was different, he wouldn’t tell me. When I asked him specifically why he couldn’t do it in public, he said ‘Because it would be obscene.'”


“In the end, JetBlue did refund my flight, but they cancelled my entire round-trip ticket. Because I had to rebook on another airline that same day, it ended up costing me about $700 more for the entire trip.”



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