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Don't go pick up someone at CPH airport if you are black.

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Submitted by Ivan (Denmark), Dec 20, 2010 at 06:28

I recently went to pick up my gf from the airport in CPH. Out of no where I am being asked for ID and a whole bunch of questions.

I wouldn't have minded if they had asked me for ID and just left me alone, but they kept asking me questions as if they couldn't check my status by the ID had given them. It also seems unfair that I was picked on because I was black (they actually confirmed this, saying that I might have been there to pick up illegals!), I was just sitting there waiting for the arrivals like everybody else around me was. So basically if you are at the Danish airport and look black or from Africa you will be exposed to racial profiling and will have to answer a lot of questions even though you have ID (yellow card) and a student card, not to mention that the cops will hang around (like your some criminal) until you pick up whomever who came to pick up, they will then go to the person and ask in a rude manner "do you know this guy?"

They will then proceed to "explain" that they stopped you randomly and leave without an apology.

Happiest country in the world?( hahaha what a joke! if your white maybe)

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