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Your Black World reports:
When the lush afro of Texas hairstylist Isis Brantley was subjected to a drug and weapons search by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, there was an outcry around the globe at the demonization of the ethnic hairstyles of women of African descent.
Then Nobanda Nolubabalo had to go and mess it up for everyone.
The thirty-three year old South African woman was arrested yesterday after customs officials allegedly noticed a familiar white substance in her dreadlocks. After it was confirmed that the substance was indeed cocaine, Nolubabalo claimed that a Thailand-based business man hired her as a drug-mule and paid her £1,200 (60,000 baht) to smuggle 1.5kg of coke out of Bangkok, reports The Bangkok Post.
TSA released the following statement after the incident with Brantley:
“Additional screening may be required for clothing, headwear or hair where prohibited items could be hidden.
There has been outrage around the globe that women and their crowning glory are being subjected to unfair searches. As recently as last year, Canada allowed Muslim women to board airplanes without being stripped of their veils. In the face of contentious opposition, they have now made it mandatory for all veils to removed.
Weigh in YBW readers: Is the search of religious headgear and ethnic hairstyles unfair…or necessary?