OITNB's Danielle Brooks can't believe how she's profiled at the airport

Jun 30, 2016 at 8:02 p.m. ET
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Orange Is the New Black star Danielle Brooks just revealed how she is constantly the victim of casual racism couched in a smile.

Brooks, who plays fan fave Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson on the hit show, just revealed how airline gate agents insult her on the regular under the guise of making cute conversation — and it's pretty shocking, when you think about it.

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Now, I am an average white woman with a net worth probably far below that of a successful actress on a TV show, and I have never once received such a comment from an airline employee while flying first class, even when my ticket was a matter of luck due to frequent flyer upgrades. So what's the diff? Brooks is not an average white woman. And Twitter picked up on what Brooks was throwing down immediately.

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The Tony-nominated actress was flying to Los Angeles for an appearance on the late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live today. In addition to her role on Orange Is the New Black, she is also playing Sofia in The Color Purple on Broadway.

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