This is awful!!
College student Khairuldeen Makhzoomi was getting on board a Southwest Airlines flight earlier this month when, after a phone call to his Iraqi uncle in which the University of California student was speaking Arabic, he was booted off the plane!
The student, who had just been at an event where he was able to ask United Nations Secretary General Ban-Ki Moon a question — undoubtedly a high point in his life — experienced one of the lowest of low points thanks to blatant discrimination when he boarded Flight 4620.
It all started on April 6 when Makhzoomi, who was in Los Angeles waiting to take off for Oakland, called his uncle who lives in Baghdad to tell the relative all about his meeting with the U.N. Secretary-General: