Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Would you have refused to fly with these men?

Some of you may have heard about this interesting development in Interactive Racial Profiling aboard a European plane -- apparently, several passengers refused to fly with these two men, going so far as to walk off the plane. There was no commotion, no yelling; just fear and a quick exit. Ultimately the pilot had to ask the men to leave so he could take off (they were later cleared of everything except looking like terrorists).

Well, what do you think? Can you see why the passengers thought these two were terrorists? For God's sake, they theoretically fancied themselves up for this picture, and they still look shady! Imagine what they might have looked like as passengers on a sweaty, stuffy plane...

Would you have walked out too?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would have flown with them for a few reasons. First, they seem fine to me. Second, I'm usually totally oblivious to my surroundings and wouldn't even have noticed them, unless the commotion caught my attention. Third, I'm one bad ass dude, and nothing scares me; I want to be on the plane that the terrorists try to take over so I can take them down, man! It'll be like Rambo, a one man militia taking down the terrorists one at a time. I'll start by using my shoe to beat the first dude senseless, grab what other weapon he has and use that weapon to take out the next guy, grab that guy's weapon, and keep upgrading my weapons like so. Finally, I don't think there's going to be a major terrorist attack using a plane. I think they're likely to do something else.