Unfriendly Skies: Musician Vance Gilbert Calls Out Racial Profiling

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  1. sobore
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    http://blogs.philadelphiaweekly.com...cian-vance-gilbert-calls-out-racial-profiling

    The 52-year-old African-American folk singer claims that he was the target of racial profiling for having the audacity to be a black man interested in aviation history while aboard a United Airlines flight from Boston to Dallas on August 14.
    “The plane [turned] around and [headed] all the way back to the gate. Once at the gate the jet bridge was positioned. The Captain announced, “We have a minor issue, and we will continue our departure once it’s resolved. He left the aircraft. After about 5 – 10 minutes, 2 Mass State Policemen, 1 or 2 TSA Agents, and the bursar for the flight come down the isle and motion me to get off of the plane.”
     
  2. Jaimito Cartero
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    I've heard of other people who had problems with taking pictures on UA flights. Your quote didn't mention if this was part of the problem.
     

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