American Turban

“Sikhs are the Michael Jordan of getting searched at the airport”

On the television show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (airing on the FXX network), Hari Kondabolu discusses the TSA’s Pre-Check program, which — for an $85 dollar fee — allows pre-screened enrollees to receive an expedited inspection process at selected airports across the country. Kondabolu suggests that this program does not go far enough in addressing the racial profiling experienced by many Sikh and South Asian travelers (and anecdotal evidence from several Sikhs recently suggests that racial profiling has still occurred despite having been enrolled in Pre-Check).

Of course, the real humor in the TSA program is that passengers are being compelled to pay a fee so that their civil rights are not violated.

Watch the video above, and see a previous segment on Sikhs during a Totally Biased episode that aired last year after the Oak Creek mass murder.

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