One of our basic rights as Americans is the right to travel around our country freely. But Greyhound has made it hard for Americans of color and Americans with accents to enjoy that freedom.
In recent years Greyhound has beefed up their security measures. But instead of making their passengers safer, the company has allowed invasive searches & racial profiling on board their buses. As it stands now, Border Patrol can stop any bus at any time, board and force passengers to go through questioning.
Border Patrol agents even keeps records of the complexions of people arrested on buses. No really. Medium, fair, brown, pale, and yellow (yellow?!) are some of the 10 choices that border patrol agents can tally up after harassing passengers. Border Patrol’s own numbers show that the vast majority of people pulled off of buses had medium/black complexions. This is not a coincidence…