Racial Profiling 'Rampant' at Logan Airport

In today's link roundup: TSA employees in Boston have called out what they say is intentional targeting of minorities. Plus: It's "showtime" as Dwight Howard moves to the Lakers.

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Racial profiling "rampant" at Logan Airport: In an anonymous complaint, TSA officers in Boston said that their co-workers were targeting minorities, "believing the stops would lead to the discovery of drugs, outstanding arrest warrants and immigration problems, in response to pressure from managers who wanted high numbers of stops, searches and criminal referrals," the Huffington Post reports.

Bar associations of color argue for race-conscious admissions: The Coalition of Bar Associations of Color has released a joint amicus curiae brief arguing the continued need for race-conscious admissions policies in the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case. The member organizations (the Hispanic National Bar Association, the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, the National Bar Association and the National Native American Bar Association) filed it with the U.S. Supreme Court today. "Our collective work to achieve a diverse and inclusive society is far from over," NBA Association President John Page said in a statement released today.

Allen West says that super PAC ad is racist: The NAACP disagrees with his assessment of an ad that shows him punching two white women, calling it a "traditional, political, partisan commercial."

It's showtime as Dwight Howard moves to the Lakers: Ebony's Steve Rivers says that the acquisition of the superstar is just one of the big moves of a "wild NBS postseason."

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