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Zayn Malik Relates Story of Racial Profiling at American Airports

In a recent interview, former One Direction star Zayn Malik opened up about his experiences with being detained at U.S. airports as a teenager while touring with the group.

“The first time I came to America, I had three security checks before I got on the plane; first they said that I’d been randomly selected, and then they said it was something to do with my name, it was flagging something on their system […] I was 17, my first time in America, jet-lagged off the plane, confused,” Malik said. “The same thing happened the next time too.”

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starflyer July 1, 2017

another example of fake news no mention of how the extra security checks had anything to do with race seems more likely random or name based

speedbrds June 29, 2017

It's rather sad and unfortunate that the United States is one of the most judgmental and racist countries in the world.