Friday, January 17, 2020

'Giddy-up', said TSA agent pulling Native woman's braids

Tara Houska (right) protesting in Washington DC alongside actor Joaquin Phoenix

The US airports security agency has apologised to a Native American activist after an inspector pulled her hair and said "giddy-up".
Tara Houska was travelling through the Minneapolis, Minnesota, airport when the incident took place during a security screening.
"My hair is part of my spirit. I am a Native woman," she wrote on Twitter, adding that she was "humiliated".
"My braids are not reins," she tweeted to her more than 30,000 followers.
Ms Houska, a prominent activist and lawyer, was returning from a climate march in Washington DC, where she protested alongside celebrities Jane Fonda and Joaquin Phoenix.

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