Airport security agent pulls Native American woman’s braids like reins and says ‘giddyup!’


by The Independent

The Independent— ‘I am angry, humiliated,’ says Tara Houska

fox8.com—TSA apologizes after agent says ‘giddyup’ while pulling on a Native American woman’s braids. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (CNN) — Tara Houska was going through security at the Minneapolis airport Monday when a strange thing happened. A TSA agent told Houska she needed to pat down her braids. Houska complied, and that’s when things took a turn at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The agent pulled Houska’s braids behind her shoulders, laughed and said “giddyup!” — while snapping her hair like horse’s reins. Houska, who posted about the incident on Twitter, said she was angry and...

KSBW—TSA apologizes after agent says 'giddyup' while pulling on a Native American woman's braids. "My hair is part of my spirit," the woman said. "Your 'fun' hurt."

CNN—TSA apologizes after agent says 'giddyup' while pulling on a Native American woman's braids. Tara Houska was going through security at the Minneapolis airport Monday when a strange thing happened.