Letters to the Editor
Racism is Safer Skies
Apparently Patrick Cummings is not a very vigilant traveler. He stated (in yesterday's letter to the editor), "Not one person of a Caucasian descent was checked." Could this really be true? I have seen, and first handedly experienced, otherwise. However, he does not stop here, he goes on to state, "...every, and I mean every single person of an 'Arabic' descent was checked." This is obviously an immense exaggeration. I mean seriously, how many Arabs is he trying to say were getting on this flight? And if it were that many that it would be such a travesty to check them all, given the current circumstances, I don't think it would be wise to board that flight anyway. Mr. Cummings then continues to bitch about how we, as a society, can turn our heads and allow this type of "racial profiling." It seems to me that Mr. Cummings, the one witnessing this purported incident, is the only one standing by and watching. Why didn't he stand up and take a more active position? Why didn't he immediately confront the airline, airport security or anyone with any sort of authority?