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.'”

Also:

“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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