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Racial Profiling After 9/11 Essay

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It has been 3 years since the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers on September 11, 2001. After two commercial airplanes were hijacked by members of the Al-Qaeda, both planes plundered through the towers, leaving nothing but the remains of the collapsed towers. Devastated by the thousands and maybe millions of people that were killed, America was under attack by terrorists.

Al-Qaeda is a well-known global terrorist network that originated in Islam and is led by the man name Osama bin Laden. Ever since 9/11, security has been an issue for congress and the president himself. Homeland security is the first of its kind to be developed; it is the basis or motherboard of all security that protects us within our nation.

What about people who are not Americans arriving to the United States? There should be more restrictive immigration policies because the group that attacked the World Trade Towers was foreigners, immigrants. People who are tan skinned, black hair, do not speak English, have an accent, and are not white skinned are usually people that get looked down on and blamed for 9/11. After the 9/11 incident, security has increase drastically, but establishing profiles of certain races or ethnicities for security purposes will cause an increase in crimes and discrimination.

In our society that we live in, crime is being done everywhere. From robbing a liquor store to breaking and entering, even though these crimes are being committed there is no idea what could happen if certain races are arrested for questioning when they were nowhere around the crime. Since 9/11 certain ethnicities or races have been looked down upon or accused of doing wrongfully things that they did not do because of their race or ethnicity. By creating profiles on certain groups, there will be chaos through rebellions from groups that were wrongfully accused of doing something that they did not do. For instance, if...

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