Shah Rukh Khan, the cheesiest but most loved Bollywood actor was detained at Newark Airport because of his name on August 15th: Indian Independence Day. Ironically, he was in the US to promote his new movie, My Name is Khan, which is about racial profiling!
Wajahat Ali points out,
the extent to which racial profiling and exaggerated security screening take place in the US for its darker and more “ethnic” citizens with “Muslim” surnames. US officials repeatedly deny these examinations are based on race or religion despite the overwhelming statistics that suggest otherwise.
Read the rest of his article here.