The American Civil Liberties Union said it has reached an agreement with the
The agreement came in response to a complaint by neuroscientist Malaika Singleton, a black woman who says TSA agents squeezed her “Sisterlocks” styled hair at
In an email to the ACLU, a TSA attorney said the agency will retrain security officers at LAX and Minneapolis to stress "race neutrality" and will track TSA complaints by black women to see if excessive hair searches are problems at other airports.
"I hope that this agreement and the proposed trainings will lead to more equitable treatment for all travelers," Singleton said.
In a statement, the TSA said racial profiling is not tolerated at security checkpoints and "is also an ineffective security tactic."