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Racial Profiling In The United States

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In our beloved country we have come a long ways since there was slavery and segregation during the early to middle 1900’s. The minorities such as Blacks, Asians, and people of other races are being treated fairly just like everybody else; or so we thought. The problem that occurs now in the 21st century is a type of stereotypical behavior called Racial Profiling. This “ racial profiling” problem is when some type of race, mainly minorities are often stereotyped based on a perspective of one or more people. In the United States racial profiling has become a serious problem that needs to stop and be dealt with severely before we get back to our former selves with segregation because of this current issue. A great example of “racial profiling” is the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman which was televised Nationwide because based on this racial stereotype a man made an assumption on a young black man named Trayvon Martin who was shot and killed because of this man George Zimmermans perspective of this young, black male.

The Racial profiling in this case for the George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin is when Zimmerman states “ I want to report a suspicious guy who looked looks like he is up to no good” and this man was Trayvon Martin who by the way was walking from a liquor store with Ice tea and skittles. Now this is not the main reason of how this was racial profiling; the main point is that Zimmerman had called the authorities at least 40 times and all of these reports where on black males. So Zimmerman has a few instances involving racial profiling but in this case he had tried to take actions into his own hands and had killed Martin.

This statistic also gives great backup for the fact that Zimmerman was making stereotypes about a young black teenager doing nothing wrong,Zimmerman ignoring Officer orders to leave the kid alone and then shooting him. “Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer and cop wanna-be, instantly identified Martin as a "(expletive) punk" who "looks like he's up to no good.” This...

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