Well here's a question... If they find big masses of unexplained bobby pins, does that mean somebody would have to completely disassemble their hair? Who decides what's a normal vs. a suspicious use of a bobby pin? And how can we be sure it's a bobby pin and not some little bobby-pin-like bomb component? I mean, if WEI can be small enough to be hidden in a waistband, bobby pins would be totally suspicious, no? This could get seriously offensive for somebody with a complicated hairstyle. Thinking more about this, I'm totally down with this being cast as a racial issue. The BET article won me over. Every subset of the population that gets pissed off about their own group getting singled out is a new group of people open to learning about all the other TSA abuses. I was totally oblivious to the abuses of the elderly and disabled, for example, before scope-n-grope came out and I learned my kids and I would be subject to groping and a radiation porn shoot if we fly again. But now I'm up in arms about all of it, including plenty of stuff that isn't relevant to me personally. Though I do think the number of white women getting patdowns should also be a concern, not just because I am one, but because it points to this effort to drum up fears of domestic extremists among us.