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The Walker Curates the News: 11.30.15

Kameelah Rasheed, via Facebook

“It was an attempt to humiliate and ostracize me.” California-born, Brooklyn-based artist Kameelah Rasheed was questioned by the FBI and ultimately removed from a Lufthansa flight to Turkey the day before Thanksgiving. “I think this happened because I’m Muslim,” she tells Al Jazeera, “because I’m traveling to Istanbul, because they have power with no checks and balances, because security means violating people’s rights, because there’s a general lack [of understanding of] what safety means, because people don’t understand basic geopolitical situations.”

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