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TSA Agents Say They’re Not Discriminating Against Black Women, But Their Body Scanners Might Be

The full-body scanners at airports across the country frequently give false alarms for Afros, braids, twists and other hairstyles popular among black women.

Have TSA Agents Searched Your Hair in Airport Security Lines? Tell Us.

In 2015, the Transportation Security Administration agreed to train airport security screeners in hair pat-downs. Help us figure out how it’s going.

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