The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has never been a beacon of hope in our struggle to roll back the discriminatory national security programs ushered in after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Last week we found one more reason for concern, a TSA whistleblower came forward with troubling claims that the Minneapolis branch has tried to institute new efforts to encourage Somali Americans to seek assistance from the TSA only to then funnel those who reach out into a terrorist screening process. If true, this is yet another profiling scheme that uses community engagement as a pretense for intelligence gathering. We have long held that Arab Americans are the canary in the coal mine on government national security programs; and it’s troubling to think that individuals who want to work with the TSA to address anti-Arab and anti-Muslim bigotry become victims once again by reaching out.