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Date: 07/13/11 12:40 PM

65 Responses to Woman Calls TSA Hair Pat Down `Racially Motivated`

  1. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Link: Woman Calls TSA Hair Pat Down `Racially Motivated` - She accused TSA officials of racial profiling, for a forced hair inspection. Racial & wrong or following rules right?
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    bentley22 Male 30-39
    244 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    STFU and let them do their job. If you`ve got nothing to hide, you`ve got nothing to worry about. Big-ass ugly hair anyway.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    July 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    She went thru the scanner...Yes,this was racial.
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    Zieveraar Male 30-39
    415 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    Following rules I`ld say, a bit of bitching and whining of this person. "Why me?", times a thousand.
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    RPossum Male 30-39
    1080 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 12:54 pm
    Oh for crying out loud. Why is this complaint news worthy....
    Good find IAB, this is very silly yet entertaining.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    1053 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    You know, you all can hate me as much as you want but I`m tired of this bullpoo. Minorities play the race card entirely too much. It`s really become a cop out to a lot of people. As a white male, I can tell you with quite some degree of confidence that the rate at which I do anything that is "racially motivated" is zero. I don`t give a drat if you`re black or brown or yellow or green or purple. The TSA agent is doing their job plain and simple. deal with it.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:04 pm
    Racism is not nearly as prevalent as minorities like to think.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

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    CalyxMalakai Male 18-29
    47 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm
    In this case, it is definitely racial.
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    CalyxMalakai Male 18-29
    47 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:19 pm
    She went through the scanner and she was not the only one with her hair up. This is just as bad as when we use to search every Mohammad or Abdullah under the in flying in our skies.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    750 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    @Zeegrr60: She went thru the scanner...Yes,this was racial.

    Please `splain your logic. Maybe the screener wanted to know the brand of hair tie she used. Maybe the screeners have a bias against people with nice perfume. Just how do you get "this was racial"?
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6174 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm
    Zeegrr60-"She went thru the scanner...Yes,this was racial."

    The scanners are not infallable. In fact, it`s been demonstrated that it`s possible to get thing through them.

    She was not singled out. Every other person who had a nappy, fake-looking, hand-grenade-sized butt-ugly bun on their head got their hair searched, too.

    "Race Card", for when you have absolutely, positively no way to win an argument.
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    NATattack Female 18-29
    285 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:46 pm
    Blah blah blah they are doing their job. If people are willing to hide illegal things in the asses and vaginas then why not their hair?? There are many reasons to do this Head Turbans, Amy Winehouse.....lol wheres your race card now Biotch?!
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    When I was in college I worked incoming freshman orientation. We had several rules that had to be followed, on of them being no fireworks. Some kid lit off a firecracker in the bathroom. The orientation director was called to campus at 2 in the morning, the kids parents were called and told to come get him, and he was "expelled" from our little 3 day program.

    What I haven`t mentioned, is that he happened to be black. His father claimed that expelling him was racially motivated, and threatened to sue. On of the other orientation aids had to walk this kid around campus for two days so he could get his schedule straightened out, and he had to have all kinds of special arrangements put in place just so he could stay, but not be part of orientation.

    There was no racism involved. The kid lit a firecracker inside, which was a clear violation of the rules, and was kicked out of the program.

    Racism DOES happen, and it`s awful. But not every time a black pe
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm
    "Racism is not nearly as prevalent as minorities like to think."

    Spoken like a true redneck.
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    RockHudson Male 18-29
    15 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    I hate all of you whiny, hippie, liberal non-nice individuals enabling the bullpoo racist claims.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    July 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    if you got a problem the you can get out
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
    220 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    She thinks she is black? Hahahahaha coulda fooled me...
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2279 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    "Racism is as prevalent as minorities know."

    Fixed. Racism is alive and well in America. Not sure if you knew but there is an entire party dedicated to hating on black people and minorities. They are called the KKK--sorry, they renamed themselves: The Tea Party.

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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2279 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:19 pm
    She doesn`t look black to you? What do you call her black skin? White? Dumb @SS.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
    2279 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    "You know, you all can hate me as much as you want but I`m tired of this bullpoo. Minorities play the race card entirely too much. It`s really become a cop out to a lot of people. As a white male, I can tell you with quite some degree of confidence that the rate at which I do anything that is "racially motivated" is zero. I don`t give a drat if you`re black or brown or yellow or green or purple. The TSA agent is doing their job plain and simple. deal with it."

    Doubt it. You`re white. You`re privileged and treated differently than any other race. Plus you`re a guy. If you aren`t at least influenced by that in some way then you`re Jesus Christ. I`m going to assume you`d never marry a black woman, or have kids with her, correct? If you say yes, then you are very very racist.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    over it
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
    237 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    "You`re privileged and treated differently than any other race"

    I don`t know about priviledged but white males are treated differently than any other race. We are turned down for positions even if we are more qualified so an African-American so a school or company can be more racially diverse from affirmative action, passed over for positions so a woman can have it so they can be more gender diverse.

    I`d almost go as far as to say white males have the least advantage of anyone simply because there are systems in place to find a way NOT to hire/accept them.

    America is a downright racist country. Almost every aspect of life is affected by race and from my perspective it has nothing to do with white people hating black people. Race and gender have become an excuse and when I see stories like this my first thought is that the person complaining is TOO DAMN SENSITIVE.
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    Kodyo Male 18-29
    226 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:38 pm
    Give me a break. Get over it.
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm
    The TSA is fascist trash. People who would have those jobs are scum to begin with, that is how they got the job in the first place.

    FASCIST GONNA FASCIST!
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    skypirate Male 18-29
    2415 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    i hate the race card, but i hate TSA even more.
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    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3243 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    SPrinkZ: I`m going to assume you`d never marry a black woman, or have kids with her, correct? If you say yes, then you are very very racist.

    So if I`m not sexually attracted to black women I am a racist?
    I guess because I`m not sexually attracted to men that means I`m a homophobe, right?
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
    1623 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 3:19 pm
    She`s hot, and looks good with that hairstyle... that`s all I`m going to say, I`m not getting into the flamewar, because I don`t care
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    savemejebus Female 30-39
    143 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 3:38 pm
    She could totally hide a weapon in that hair. Like a bird`s nest.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    She complains about a hair pat down? So someone touched her hair... Quit bitching.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm
    Don`t like it? Don`t fly.
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    ashyboomstik Male 30-39
    133 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm
    She`s hot either way. But I fee that she is making a big deal of something routine...
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
    955 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    people will whine about anything. Don`t fly if you don`t want patted down. Someone just playing the race card because its convenient.
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    Klix Female 18-29
    92 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    It`s the principle of it. She has naturally curly hair and the TSA obviously saw too many cartoons of people hiding stuff in afro`s. I mean how short is her hair? Where in the heck would you hide anything in that? And it said `Head coverings` Last time I checked hair does technically cover your head but I don`t think that`s what they meant. And the whole " Don`t fly then" Is bullcrap. Fine America no matter how much I love your country I`d rather not be touched up to enter. You guys stay paranoid and i`ll stay un-violated. Thanks.
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    trippyhippy9 Male 18-29
    559 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 5:20 pm
    The amount of privacy we have lost isn`t worth the security we have gained.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    1053 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    Sprinkz, your assumption is wrong and very small-minded. How dare you make such a claim about someone you know nothing about. If you want to debate on the video, feel free, but lets stay focused.
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    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1599 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 6:44 pm
    ahh bitch bitch bitch. just let that random person pet your head
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    mrpuddle Male 18-29
    385 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 7:15 pm
    Profiling is 100% necessary and used by all authority figures. If someone says it not they are lying or ignorant of the fact. We should adapt Israel security measures and get rid of our lame way.
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    DrProfessor Male 18-29
    3894 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 7:29 pm
    Look, lady. It`s not you and it`s not your hair. The process of being screened at an airport is entirely undignified and degrading, and that made you uncomfortable.

    ugh.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    She felt violated?

    Self entitled bitch is self entitled.
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    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 8:47 pm
    I really don`t think it was racially motivated. The last time I flew they swabbed my fingers and shoes for explosives, though strangely enough I did not have to go through a scanner or get a pat down. They check weird random stuff. I of course thought that was hilarious, but the point is I`m a 25 year old white woman and I was going on vacation with my fiance and future mother-in-law, BUT THEY STILL PICKED ME TO CHECK TOO. People get randomly picked all they time, and they`re bound to pick African Americans along the way too.

    That said the whole security screening process is completely out of line and people should be outraged about it! I didn`t mind being swabbed but if I had a child and they wanted to pat them down I would probably yank my kid out of that situation really fast! If they want to search toddlers and babies they should not be able to throw Bob from off the street in a uniform and call him a security specialist. They should have to hire medical professionals.
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    Deviros Male 18-29
    535 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 9:34 pm
    Not.

    News.

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    pariahnola Male 18-29
    649 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    It`s not cause she is black.....it`s cause she looks middle eastern!
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    fiveanthems Male 18-29
    49 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 9:48 pm
    I`m so drating sick of people complaining about the TSA. You know why they have all these intrusive security measures? Because there have been a number of terrorist threats and actions in the last few years. they aren`t 100% effective, sure, but it`s not like terrorists are going to go right up to them and say "Oh, I am a danger to human lives, you should search me."
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    NATattack Female 18-29
    285 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 9:55 pm
    @NotTHATbored

    I dont agree with the measures TSA takes but BELIEVE ME they do not just throw any old Bob off the street in that position. My hubby applied to work for TSA and it took months of screening, evaluations, processing etc 7-9 to be exact. You are working for the federal gov. and the don`t mess around. Although like you i wouldn`t let them grab on my kids!
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
    3696 posts
    July 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    She`s a woman that has been fighting against her natural style for years, in a culture where little girls start getting their hair treated with burning chemicals as little as 3 years old.

    Her hair is absolutely beautiful- but she needs to embrace and understand her texture. She`s making a big deal about this not because she`s offended they picked her- but because /she`s/ ashamed of it. If she was confident in her appearance, she would laugh this off. I find poo in my hair all the time, I laugh it off because I have thicker hair and a lot of it, but I love my hair. There`s no reason to call the media about it ._.;
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm
    no problem with this
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    JannyMN Female 18-29
    30 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 12:22 am
    I know to think this is wrong, but having her hair searched like this is not racial profiling. When she`s followed around in convenience stores and pulled over by police for no reason, that is. She could have hid a grenade in that hair, it was big enough for that and too dark and thick to see through it. The white women who didn`t have their hair searched didn`t have hair big enough to hide something like a grenade, plain and simple.
  49. Profile photo of NotTHATbored
    NotTHATbored Female 18-29
    1101 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 12:25 am
    @NATattack I see what you are saying, TSA employees do have to go through a screening process to make sure they haven`t been convicted of any serious crimes (probably why the process takes so long, although when I looked up information on becoming a TSA agent other people reported it taking as little as 3 months) and they do have to take a test... still they only spend 10 days training them before they unleash these people on the public. Not sure that is safe!
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    SorasNobody Male 13-17
    80 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 12:53 am
    Only in america do people complain about sh.t like this. Next thing she`ll probably sue. Just let it go woman.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
    1540 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 2:34 am
    Maybe I`m just tired but I swear I didn`t hear her say anything about racial motivation. The reporter did, though.
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    Audizuki Female 30-39
    108 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 6:52 am
    Thetas, she said it at 0:18 ;)
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    slut_etta Female 50-59
    3849 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 8:10 am
    years ago i visited someone in a minimum security prison. even though my hair was, at the time, cropped short like a little boy`s, it was thoroughly physically searched. i don`t see too much difference between that and being searched before boarding a plane.
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    viperjason Male 18-29
    68 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 8:24 am
    TSA...What fetish dont they have.
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
    1008 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 10:36 am
    All I hear is "Wah wah wah damn nigg3rs are always complaining." We are living in the age of color-blind racism. You and all the other (I assume white) people here spouting that "race card" nonsense are just as racist as your predecessors. The only difference is that you don`t throw around racial slurs as casually and parade down the streets in white sheets. Hell, you don`t even admit that racism exists in the amount it does or even at all. I`m sure none of you consider yourselves racist, but unless you first admit that you have privilege over "minorities" and then work to change it, you most certainly are.
    I`m not trying to hurt anyone`s feelings or wag my finger at anyone, but there is a lot of ignorance being spouted on this forum. White people, it`s not your fault that you have privilege, it is something that was handed to you before you were born. But you`re adults now and ought to see the world for what it is. Once you see it, maybe you`ll decid
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    coffeekoneko Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2011 at 10:36 am
    e to change it.
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    ihatekevin Female 18-29
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    July 14, 2011 at 11:41 am
    Uhh, nice try black lady. I`m white and have really curly hair. I had to take my hair down and have it patted too. I`m not crying racism.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 11:47 am
    @coffee

    Where does one redeem this "privledge" I still haven`t gotten my check from the white devil yet.Fact is I see all sorts of cultures from around the world work hard and become sucsessful in this country and only one continually cry about being kept down.
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    NATattack Female 18-29
    285 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 11:49 am
    @coffeekoneko

    I am Hispanic and MANY Latinos get discriminated against too. You NEVER see them pulling the race card. Its mostly African Americans who keep racism going. Calling each other what they feel are racial slurs and being racist to White and Latinos. If blacks feel discriminated against then they should first change themselves and stop feeling owed something bc they are born black. Own it and be proud and ultimately stop calling white people racist and "privileged". This lady`s mother was WHITE and she does not even look black w her hair up so she needs to stop claiming "RACE" is why they pulled her to do this.
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    DShephard Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2011 at 11:54 am
    This can only be able to not be called racist if they do his to carrot top.

    Yes, you!

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    QualityJay Male 18-29
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    July 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    In my experience some black people take any opportunity to cry "racism" More than any other race. But bw "racial & wrong" and "following the rules right" I`ll go with "following wrong rules that should not exist"
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 5:48 pm
    coffeekoneko:

    So, when you chose "18-29" as your age, were you referring to decades or centuries?

    It`s quite remarkable that you`re at least 200 years old. Why have I never heard of you before? Surely a person that old would have made international news.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm
    We are living in the age of color-blind racism.

    Not at all. You`re racist and not at all colour-blind.

    And yes, you are racist:

    You define people by what you consider to be their race.

    You judge people by the racist stereotypes that you approve of, with total disregard for the circumstances of any individuals. Of course, you reject the entire concept of an individual because you define people by what you think of as their race.

    You think that people of the "race" you dislike the most should be penalised for being of that "race" and you claim they deserve it because they`re ALL unfairly privileged. Just like, for example, anti-Semite propaganda about "the Jew".

    drat your racist hypocrisy.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    July 15, 2011 at 5:27 am
    @coffeekoneko
    You`re a dumbass sir, I know plenty of white people that are poor as hell and plenty of black people that are priviledged. Shut up with your nonsense.
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    ZsaZsaGoar Female 18-29
    144 posts
    July 15, 2011 at 7:38 am
    At least you`re not demi moore, her tsa pat downs are less pleasent.

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