“We were detained at the airport as always. For 1 1/2 hours. It was nice. It always happens when I come to America. Whenever I start feeling too arrogant about myself I take a trip to America. The immigration guys kicked the star out of stardom. They (immigration officials) always ask me how tall I am, and I always lie and say 5 feet 10 inches. Next time I am going to get more adventurous. (If they ask me) ‘What color are you,’ I am going to say white.”
Bollywood superstar SHAH RUKH KHAN, addressing a group of students at Yale University. Khan was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officers for more than an hour at White Plains Airport in Westchester County, NY.
In 2009, Khan — who is Muslim — had also been detained by federal officials at Newark Airport while on his way to promote a film… about racial profiling of Muslims after 9/11.
American embassy officials in New Delhi issued an apology; U.S. CBP officials wouldn’t discuss the case, because, you know, why discuss racial profiling if you don’t have to?
You should have to.