12 Hours of Indoctrination

Ed. Note: If you haven’t read my encounter with US Customs when returning to the country, read it here.  It was a very eye opening experience to say the least. I landed at the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport at around 7:30 a.m. a week ago today.  I had a 30-minute delay at customs, but quickly found my way to the rental-car area where I was to pick up a car for the 12-hour drive home – Sherry (my lovely wife) had made the reservations with Alamo.  After my experience with…

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Profiled on Re-Entry

Profiling, racial or otherwise, is something most people have experienced. I don’t know why, but up until re-entering the United States, I had never been profiled, to the best of my knowledge. Unless you have been subjected to profiling it is difficult to be empathetic to those who have. I would even go as far as saying that I found profiling hard to believe. And then on Sunday, while coming back into the country from Ecuador, I was profiled as a potential drug dealer or person of nefarious dealings by…

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