A few months ago, an investigation uncovered a secret Border Patrol Facebook group. The group was filled with vulgar, sexist and racist posts that were made by federal border agents. From an obscene illustration featuring Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to jokes about migrant deaths, the content left many people completely baffled. And if you think that group was bad, well, as it turns out, TSA employees are no better.

Recently, NBC Washington revealed that Transportation Security Administration employees have their own Facebook group with 18,000 current and former employees called TSA Breakroom. The employees used it to vent about their managers, coworkers and of course the travelers who, in some cases, were described as 'idiots'. Posts were filled with hate, frustration, crudeness and racial stereotypes. While the group is no longer available, NBC Washington managed to gather some of the absolutely outrageous posts.

Even though TSA made a statement to News4 I-Team in which they stated that the page "is not affiliated with TSA" and "an employee's off-duty internet use must not adversely reflect on TSA", the posts clearly demonstrate problems within the institution. An audit by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General cited staff turnover, shortages, pay and “excessive use of overtime” as causes of lower job satisfaction and morale.

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Renee Gauthier
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1 year ago

I don't think that is that bad. Just being realistic & funny about what the gloves look like.

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

Poor kid.

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Rabbit Carrot
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1 year ago (edited)

Just doing their job. Customers who say they’ve already been checked elsewhere blah blah blah are asshats. Just get checked and leave, you’re holding up the damn line.

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Stille20
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1 year ago

Yea, you don't get to dictate what the TSA searches. The note was pretty delusional.

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Guy MacGregor
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1 year ago

37,7° in international units

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LuckyL
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1 year ago

But that probably wasn't even a lie... it really depends on the airport

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Elizabeth Schuyler
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1 year ago

"you talking about passengers or co workers?" "Yes." MOOD

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Anna McHugh
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1 year ago

Sorry, what exactly is wrong with this? The person is cold. There is a heat-source. Person is only proving that they're not a numpty by applying heat from source to cold extremities.

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Demi Zwaan
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1 year ago

This is profiling, not racist. If a large percentage of travelers from China (usually Chinese) bring prohibited items with them, then a whole group not having anything is an outlier and worthy of a little nod. Nothing wrong with that.

Cra-Z cat lady
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1 year ago (edited)

Wow, apparently BP loves you and your comment. Edit: I'm talking about the replies.

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Monika Rhodes
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1 year ago

I think they maybe meant- Chinese people often carry prohibited items in baggage (fruits etc etc) so if nothing showed up- they let them go. We have Australian border documentaries and shit Chinese bring with them is insane.

solostxrx
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1 year ago

I was one a trip once (with my chinese grandmother) and this TSA was being a racist dumbfuck. " Are you SURE you don[t have anything on you? Lots of Chinese people bring (meat, yadda, yadda.) He then proceeded to take 20 minutes check all of our bags and our tickets to make sure we didn't have anything on us. And I'm American. He only stopped when some older ladies called him out for it.

Elizabeth Schuyler
Community Member
1 year ago

No way!

Chloe Zhao
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't like this tbh. Once my mom brought a bag of hot pot mix and it had nothing not allowed in it. But the TSA insisted it wasn't allowed because one of the ingredients had the word "鸡” on it which means chicken. And the ingredient its self had nothing to do with it. Needless to say, my mom was really sad because the hot pot mixes in the US tastes pretty blah and she was looking forward to having Hot pot for Chinese New Year dinner.😔

Moniq
Community Member
1 year ago

I worked in hotel as a student, chinese tourist were completly unpredictable, we always had problems with them. Really, every single time. It is not racism or profiling, it is experience.

GenXandEarnedItAll
Community Member
1 year ago

People need to have a sense of humor. That's one of the best traits the Good Lord gave us. I think these workers need more appreciation. They are the ones who keep us safe in the air and it has to get boring some days while doing the same thing over and over and getting the same stupid people coming through with all kinds of excuses.

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

“No frozen Food” - - - - WTF are Chinese people bringing Frozen Food on a plane for... they bringing a microwave to defrost the food as well.

Maxine Huang
Community Member
1 year ago

I think they were talking about us...

Pippa Runs
Community Member
1 year ago

This was actually interesting to read.

M O'Connell
Community Member
1 year ago

I had a CRT television (small one) in my carry-on bag once, it went right through the x-ray scanner, nobody even looked at me strangely.

Jim Ellington
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would they? It's a small TV, not a bomb or weapon.

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Lemon
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1 year ago

No offense y'all, but I think they shouldn't disrespect Asian's culture. But, it is pretty hilarious, me being Asian and all :)

Night Owl
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1 year ago

Inconceivable

Anonymous
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1 year ago

need more proof TSA is chock full of racists?

Jim Ellington
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1 year ago

Chinese is not a race.

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Tina Beato
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1 year ago

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How racist.

Stille20
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1 year ago (edited)

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...Sounds a little racist. Don't get me wrong, certain groups of people have a tendency toward certain behaviors but calling out people out based on their nationality is not a good idea

M O'Connell
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1 year ago

If the TSA folks have these people's paperwork then they aren't being racist. If they are Chinese nationals traveling as a group, that makes them "a group of Chinese tourists" Using that term to describe a different group would be racist.

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Anonymous
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1 year ago

That's actually horrible??? Just because you have a crappy unfulfilling life, Susan, doesn't mean you should feel joy when others lose theirs. Learn to be happy. This is some real grinchness here.

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Gemma Read
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1 year ago

Wilvander, you realise that it was the TSA that someone else was shouting at right? Not the other way around?

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Guy MacGregor
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1 year ago

Need a translation for this professional slang here

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Steven Campbell
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1 year ago (edited)

Why I've started flying out of DCA over IAD

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Dynein
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1 year ago

I would expect security measures within one country - or at least one state - to be the same! This is not about preferences such as shoes on or off, this is about safety!

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Marcellus the Third
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1 year ago

And why is this post here? OK I need my life back, can't believe I'm this far down and still nothing to enjoy/get upset so far.

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Pseudo Puppy
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1 year ago

SSSS = Secondary Security Screening Selection. LLLL = you're pre-check approved. I believe it stands for "Laptop Liquid Light-jacket Line" (ie the line where you don't need to remove your laptop, liquids, or light-jacket, in order to be scanned). (according to google research & the TSA-related websites)

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Tara
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1 year ago

I don’t get it...

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