I've been reading alot about the family that was taken off the plane and weren't allowed back on the flight. I agree that it's very unfortunate. It's sad that has to happen. There is fear in people. It's sad that innocent people have to be subjected to searches and humiliation. It would be a glorious world if we all could just get along.
The world is a crazy place. Who said "Life is fair"?
It wasn't Sylvia the grey hair lady or the man in the business suit or the kid in the "SlipKnot" tee shirt that blew up the towers . But, we've all agreed to the searches , the taking off our shoes, etc... knowing it's all for being politically correct, no profiling allowed.
I don't think there is any thing wrong with a little caution, better safe than sorry. This family WAS Innocent but, the next one might not be. I don't think i can count on our homeland security to keep all the bad guys out. I think it's just a matter of time. They weren't aware that there conversations were being taken the wrong way. They need to take a few precautions also.
Look around and you'll find examples of that very kind of discrimination.
My coworker used to be an elementary teacher. A male teacher. He quit after a few years because he was freaked out. All male teachers have to be on their toes and document everything. Some kid can yell "He touched me" and the career as a teacher is history. He's guilty and has to prove he's innocent. The innocent ones get thrown right in the same bucket with the guilty. Some bad apples ruin it for all.
Before the Internet ( thank god for the Internet) people in Europe thought all people in America were like the people on BAYWATCH, or loud obnoxious drunks, with lots of money. There are some Americans that are that way but, not all.
I feel the only way to change peoples minds is to talk and make friends every where i go. We're not all buffoons.
I grew up in a house with absolutely zero prejudice. My parents never said a nasty word about anybody. I've never felt i was better or different from anyone else. But, not all kids grow up in that kind of home. It all starts in the home.
Parents now days tell their children don't talk to strangers, be aware of your surroundings, don't trust anyone, well that's not bad advice. There are alot of "NOT SO NICE" people out there. Why should adults throw caution to the wind when it comes to safety. I know I'll probably "OFFEND" someone, just get in line.