Let's take a good look at the brother in this picture. His name is King Downing, and he is the National Coordinator of the ACLU's Campaign Against Racism.
It seems King was trying to get on a plane at Boston's Logan Airport and was profiled in a way usually saved for those of our A-merry-can brothers of Arab decent. Now go on and say it, because I know you all are thinking it: This is the type of treatment that only the light skinned field Negroes among us have been getting lately. Dark brothers like yours truly have been getting a pass at the metal detectors at our nation's airports.---Driving is still a bitch, but flying has been pretty cool. Now for you brothers like Chris....I don't know. I have a friend from Jamaica (I will call him Fred again). And I have blogged about him before. Fred is Indian (or as we call him on the rock, a "coolie mon") and he has been catching hell post 911 because he looks just like one of those Egyptian mother fuckers who wanted to play demolition derby with a plane and some A-merry-can buildings.
So anyway, my man King is now suing the folks at Logan because of the screening technique that they use. They claim that the shit is based on your behavior; but you, me, and Stevie Wonder can see that it's based on your profile. So of all people, these idiots choose an ACLU attorney to fuck with. I bet they thought that the poor brother was Middle Eastern.
How tough is it in A-merry-ca these days, when even a light skin brother can't catch a break?
Doesn't it just make you wish for the good old days?