Pat-Downs: Intrusions Long Before the TSA

Pat-Downs Hit Middle America Where It Counts

Nov 24, 2010  By David Coleman

The recent outrage expressed by white males and females over intrusive airport pat-downs may have an upside. At least at the nation’s airports, non-minority airline passengers who seek to board an airplane are being sensitized to the indignities that are a routine part of the lives of some men of color who merely walk or drive down a street.