TSA Agrees to back off African-American’s natural hair

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HOUSTON, TX - The ACLU and the TSA have come to an agreement that the Transportation Security Administration will no longer search through African-American women's hair, like they have in the past.

Many African-American female airline passengers have felt discriminated against when TSA agents have pulled them aside for additional screening because of their hair.

"It is a problem happening at airports, and it makes me, as an African-American female feel violated. It makes me feel like I'm the enemy, and all I'm trying to do is catch a plane," explained natural hair stylist Tan Taylor.

TSA didn't comment to NewsFix on the agreement, but their decision is making many ladies and their locks relieved.

"For me that's a relief to know that that's one less thing I have to worry about when I'm flying," added passenger Andria Hawkins.