584 words - 2 pagesRacialprofiling has been a common controversy between law enforcement and communities, specifically those of a minority population. This activity has been ultimately allowed by federal and state governments as they benefit from the aid in pinpointing or otherwise targeting criminals or illegal aliens. Furthermore, racialprofiling has become more of a commonly encountered practice especially after the September 11 attacks.
Racialprofiling is not a new activity but is now more widely seen on the streets and in social media which in turn has caused a negative impact on law enforcement and social unrest among minorities. In fact, "Carter indicates that the debate involving racial and ethnicVIEW DOCUMENT
720 words - 3 pagesUpon becoming a citizen of the United States of America, one is entitled the natural rights of life, liberty, and property. All men and women are created equal. Yet even today, prejudice seeps through in the form of racialprofiling. Did the Civil War and African American Civil Rights movement happen in vain? They have done their part; however, the brains of angered Americans still hold racism in their cores. In the essay published in the Newsweek magazine on March 13, 2000, “The Problem of the Color Line,” written by Anna Quindlen, poses a strong statement about racialprofiling and the effects of it during her time. However the racialprofiling in the world today is no different thanVIEW DOCUMENT
789 words - 3 pages Jimmy Carter once said, “I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.” Most would believe these words definitely hold true in our society today . Racialprofiling has been an ongoing issue for centuries; an issue that has been addressed by numerous political leaders, celebrities, and even just normal, everyday Americans. In a short video called “A Girl Like Me” the evidence of racialprofiling is apparent in the young black females who are interviewed. The girls provide the viewers with information regarding their feelings about stereotyping in young, black women. Nearly a century ago an experiment was conducted by psychologists to show how racialprofilingVIEW DOCUMENT
1589 words - 6 pagesThere are several controversial issues surrounding racialprofiling and the various problems that are encountered as a result of it. One issue is whether or not racialprofiling exists. Most law enforcement departments refuse to undergo a study and they deny that racialprofiling exists. These problems, coupled with the status of literature regarding this topic at this point, are more unreliable than scientific. In addition, the topic is controversial because the United States believes that it has rid itself of prejudice and racism, and to open the topic of racialprofiling by law enforcement personnel is admitting that its possible the nation is backsliding. As a result, the events ofVIEW DOCUMENT
680 words - 3 pagesA critical issue that has swept the nation since the 19th century called racialprofiling is the catalyst for many controversial cases and arrests. Racialprofiling is a term used throughout America and specifically the justice system. It can be defined as many things, but overall its unjust and occurs every day existing as a controversial topic. While many think it is impossible to solve, most aren’t willing to modify the standard thought. With a more strict training in the justice system it needs to be enforced that racialprofiling isn’t adequate to rely on. An analysis of the contentious justice system reveals that the challenge of racialprofiling can be solved one person at a time, byVIEW DOCUMENT
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There has always been racialprofiling in our history. The problem here is that at some point the ones who are oppressed and discriminated sooner o later will claim why they are treated unequally. There are many examples around the world, but one only has to take a look at how the American society has been designed to realize the great difference between individuals. It was even normal and acceptable to see these differences during the creation of this nation because the ones who supposedly had the power and knowledge of conquering made sure to create a huge division between leaders and subordinates.
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, RacialProfiling refers to theVIEW DOCUMENT
3011 words - 12 pagesIntroductionWhat is racialprofiling? Who exactly does it affect? These, among many others, are some of the questions that will be answered in this paper. As defined by West's Encyclopedia of American Law, racialprofiling is the consideration of race, ethnicity, or national origin by a law enforcement officer in deciding when and how to intervene in an enforcement capacity. For laypeople this term means having an officer take action against you only based upon your appearance. When the word 'race' is used in the dictionary, they do not include specifically what race.Racialprofiling is committed towards minorities. What exactly is a minority anyway? Also from West'sVIEW DOCUMENT
2328 words - 9 pagesRACIALPROFILINGThe Dilemma of RacialProfiling in AmericaXxxxx XxxxxxRunning head: RACIALPROFILINGXYZ UniversityThe Dilemma of RacialProfiling in AmericaRacialprofiling has a long history in the United States, dating back to the early 1700's when white men policed black slaves, stopping them to check for passes to make sure they had permission to be off the plantation. In rare instances, blacks would provide "freedom papers" to show they were free men, however, the color of their skin was the contributing factor for the stop (Rushing, 2013VIEW DOCUMENT
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The term “racialprofiling” is used by agencies of law enforcement to describe an individual’s race or ethnicity as a factor in articulating reasonable suspicion to stop, question, or arrest an individual (RacialProfiling 2001: 1). Police officers have the discretion to make decisions regarding whom they stop. However, if any law enforcement employee profiles potential suspects based on their race or ethnicity they violate the civil rights of the individual. If you suspect someone of a crime based on their race and ethnicity you are violating the civil rights of these minority groups. If any officer suspects another officer of racialprofiling they must notify theirVIEW DOCUMENT
688 words - 3 pagesRacialProfiling has been around ever since the 911 incident for the sake of the National security. Although it must not be a reason to keep the peaceful civilian in a threat of getting captured just because of their outlooks and their nationality, religion etc. It does not mean if one person is a national threat, the ones whose alike are all terrorists. All human beings are individual, and unique we cannot characterize a person without knowing them, but the mechanical and efficient world we have nowadays has lost its logical mind, and are only able to determine a person by their outlooks. Therefore, this irrational and illogical treatment must be stopped immediately to regain what theVIEW DOCUMENT
1774 words - 7 pagesThere are several controversial issues surrounding racialprofiling and the various problems that are encountered as a result of it. One issue is whether or not racialprofiling exists. Most law enforcement departments refuse to undergo a study and they deny that racialprofiling exists. These problems, coupled with the status of literature regarding this topic at this point, are more unreliable than scientific. In addition, the topic is controversial because the United States believes that it has rid itself of prejudice and racism, and to open the topic of racialprofiling by law enforcement personnel is admitting that its possible the nation is backsliding. As a result, the events ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1267 words - 5 pagesRacialprofiling has become a severe obstacle in the U.S. today though most Americans know very little of this vital issue. Every day, people are being pulled over, harassed, and even killed for being of a certain race. There are new laws that politicians are trying to pass that promote racial discrimination. Racialprofiling is immoral and does not increase public safety.
Incarceration rates are a definite proof that racial discrimination occurs. “Incarceration rates in the United States have risen sharply since 1980”, stated Filip Spagnoli, “the racial distribution of inmates in the U.S. is highly negative for black Americans. Whereas they only make up 12% of the total U.SVIEW DOCUMENT
744 words - 3 pages Stereotypes can be defined as sweeping generalizations about members of a certain race, religion, gender, nationality, or other group. They are made everyday in almost every society. We develop stereotypes when we are unable or unwilling to obtain all the information we would need to make fair judgments about people or situations. By stereotyping, we assume that a person or group has certain characteristics. Quite often, we develop these ideas about people who are members of groups with which we have not had firsthand contact. Stereotyping usually leads to unfair results, such as discrimination, racialprofiling, and unnecessary violence, all behaviors which need to be stoppedVIEW DOCUMENT
1265 words - 5 pagesThere is dispute regarding what defines racialprofiling. Critics ask Is it racist, or is a necessary part of law enforcement. Racialprofiling is identified by Adele Cassola in her article as unjust whereas Denyse Coles argues that racialprofiling is necessary and is not considered racism. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission “Racialprofiling is based on stereotypical assumptions because of one’s race, colour, ethnicity, etc.” whereas criminal profiling “relies on actual behaviour or on information about suspected activity by someone who meets the description of a specific individual” (Facts Sheet, para 2). This definition is also shared by Casola but Coles considers themVIEW DOCUMENT
1050 words - 4 pagesRacialProfiling for Arabs Do you want to be discriminated against by someone? I don・t think anyone would say yes. Americans used to say that they opposed racialprofiling. After the terrorist attack on September 11, the world changed. Racialprofiling has become the focus and the media report on people who think it is okay, as shown below. Many Americans are afraid of foreign people, especially people who are Arabs and Iranians. That is because those groups of people may be related to the terroristVIEW DOCUMENT
2317 words - 9 pagesAmerican Civil Liberties Union defines racialprofiling as “discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin”. Race is “ defined as referring to major biological divisions of people form the world” ( Kats and Walker. 390). While Ethnicity “ refers to the culture differences, such as language, religion, family, and foodways”( 390). Using these definitions the range in which profiling a person or group is unlimited. Meaning a police officer can use your name, the color of your skin, the way to talk for any reason. Profiling allows the police to use race to help determineVIEW DOCUMENT
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There are many types of racism in America that cause people to make accusations against law enforcement for discrimination. One type of racism is racialprofiling. It is a strategy that encourages police officers to stop and question minorities only because of their race. It takes place in a variety of routine police encounters. Unmotivated searches occur everyday among the minority groups. Could you imagine waking up and being scared to walk outside your house because of the color of your skin? This is a fear of almost everyone belonging to a minority group. This continues to be a widespread problem throughout the country.
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3299 words - 13 pages Can we stop the unjust practice of racialprofiling? Is it correct for Police Officers to stop a black driver for an alleged traffic offense to question and sometimes search the black driver? These questions provoke the need to understand racialprofiling and racism along with what problems are involved and the possible solutions. Doesn't the use of race make sense? Isn't it really just good police work? The guarantee to all persons of equal protection under the law is one of the most fundamental principals of our democratic society. Our government must continue to evaluate the facts and take appropriate action to resolve this controversial issue.
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1863 words - 7 pages belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. The act of racialprofiling goes against our human rights. Racialprofiling has been a controversial issue for a plethora amount of time in the United States of America.
According to the National Institute of Justice, racialprofiling by law enforcement is defined as a practice that targets people for suspicion of crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion, or nation origin. Creating a profile about the kinds of people who commit certain types of crimes may lead officers to stereotype against a particular group and act according to the stereotype given to a specific ethnic groupVIEW DOCUMENT
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As I was thinking about the outline for this essay I asked myself if I was really a person to invoke a certain prejudice to certain types of people? And If I was, was it because I had personally acquired this sort of profiling through past experiences, or was it acquired through today’s popular media? Though I do not see myself as a hateful person, I have found that I do, unfairly, judge people by their age, sex and race.
Racialprofiling is common in today’s society, from popular comedians to music. I have found that I have prejudice towards most races. Since I was in elementary I have always had black friends, but it wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I acquired a sort ofVIEW DOCUMENT
1059 words - 4 pagesRacialprofiling can be an acceptable practice and a necessary tool if it is used by the police or any other law enforcement in the name of stopping crime or apprehending criminals. It can be a tool, and if used properly it can be effective, it can be seen as a necessary evil that sometimes must be used in the pursuit of justice. It is not acceptable if it is used to target a specific race or ethnic group for the sole purpose of harassment. The issue of racialprofiling is a controversial one and it always has been. The United States is a country that is obsessed by race issues. There have been numerous highly publicized incidents in the past several decades that can be directly linkedVIEW DOCUMENT
1010 words - 4 pages included the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the ACLU and the American Muslim Council. One result: By Dec. 31, signs will be posted at airports telling travelers how to contact the Department of Transportation if they have a complaint about security. The DOT says it is investigating 45 complaints about racial and ethnic concerns received this year. "We are going to be working with the airlines on the things we're hearing about," says DOT general counsel Nancy McFadden. "We're going to be vigilant about this."
Profiling is not new. American Airlines began using profiling in 1986, drawing on the expertise of former El Al employees who developed it for the Israeli airline.
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1753 words - 7 pages The concern about racialprofiling is erupting throughout the nation. Many cities and states have decided to study racialprofiling, or how race and ethnicity may play a part in traffic stops by law enforcement in their jurisdictions. There seems to be a generally accepted understanding of what profiling is. Profiling is the law-enforcement practice of scrutinizing certain individuals based on characteristics thought to indicate a likelihood of criminal behavior. Yet, there are two variations concerning the application of racialprofiling. Profiling either utilizes race as a sole means of directing police attention, or uses race as a part of a larger set of characteristics and behaviorsVIEW DOCUMENT
1109 words - 4 pages"I don't want to talk about whether or not racialprofiling is legal. Racialprofiling is not an effective law enforcement tool." -- Eric Holder, 82nd Attorney General of the United States
Before any argument can be made against racialprofiling, it is important to understand what racialprofiling is. The American Civil Liberties Union, defines racialprofiling as "the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, ethnicity, religion or national origin"(RacialProfiling: Definition). Using this definition we can determine that racialprofiling excludes any evidence of wrong-doing and relies solely onVIEW DOCUMENT
1827 words - 7 pagesRacialProfiling in Today's Society
Racialprofiling is the tactic of stopping someone because of the color of his or her skin and a fleeting suspicion that the person is engaging in criminal behavior (Meeks, p. 4-5). This practice can be conducted with routine traffic stops, or can be completely random based on the car that is driven, the number of people in the car and the race of the driver and passengers. The practice of racialprofiling may seem more prevalent in today’s society, but in reality has been a part of American culture since the days of slavery. According to Tracey Maclin, a professor at the Boston University School of Law, racialprofiling is an old concept. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1014 words - 4 pagesRacialProfiling has been used by law enforcement officials from early 60’s during the civil rights movement. The term “racialprofiling” which was introduced to criticize abusive police practices against people of different race, ethnicity or national origin. One must assess how to understand the practice, and how to keep it distinct from other issues. Racialprofiling is defined as “any police-initiated action that relies on the race, ethnicity, or national origin, rather than the behavior of an individual or information that leads the police to a particular individual who has been identified as being, or having been, engaged in criminal activity.” (Ramirez 5).
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1766 words - 7 pagesLegislative efforts to address racialprofiling on our highways fizzled early this year. Four bills were introduced to require Virginia State Police to record, analyze and report the race, ethnicity, gender, and age of each motorist stopped and the specific reason for the stop. Each failed, as did HB 2672, a weaker bill which merely requires the State Police to prepare a report indicating what actions they have taken to reduce racialprofiling. Legislators did pass a bill requiring cultural diversity training for police officers for the purpose of reducing racialprofiling on our highways.Both the House andVIEW DOCUMENT
852 words - 3 pages, the problems of police brutality and racialprofiling may be alleviated by race-sensitive police training, requiring officers to be from the neighborhoods they police, and most importantly, decentralizing the police department. This would include holding police officers accountable to an effective community-elected review board that would take the place of internal affairs investigations. Until then, brothers will continue to be murdered by racist police officers.
In the past year alone, at least three unarmed black men (Diallo, Malcolm Ferguson, and Patrick Dorismond) were killed in New York City. In all three instances, police were acquitted of all charges. Kenneth BossVIEW DOCUMENT
1551 words - 6 pagesWhat is racialprofiling? According to Robert M. Franklin, the Presidential Distinguished Professor of Social Ethics at Emory University, it is ?Trying to assess and predict the behavior, motives, and character of other law-abiding people based on their physical appearance?. In 1999, former President Bill Clinton said of racialprofiling, ?Racialprofiling is in fact the opposite of good police work, where actions are based on hard facts, not stereotypes?. President George W. Bush has said he is opposed to racialprofiling, yet created the Patriot Act shortly after the SeptemberVIEW DOCUMENT
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“‘RacialProfiling’ refers to the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual’s race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.” (ACLU). RacialProfiling is a common occurrence in our culture. Most people don’t even realize that they are racialprofiling because frequently in our society, people use race as grounds for assuming someone committed an offense. A study conducted at Northeastern university found that, “… 74.7 percent of speeders were White, while 17.5 percent were Black. In contrast, according to MSP data, Blacks constituted 79.2 percent of the drivers searched…” (Ramirez, McDevitt, & Farrell, n.dVIEW DOCUMENT
1463 words - 6 pagesRacial Targeting and Profiling in the United States
The practice of targeting individuals for police investigation based on their race alone in the last few years has been an increasingly prominent issue in American society. Numerous magazines, newspapers, and journals have explored the issue of race-motivated police actions. Recently, the ABA Journal did a study of New Jersey and Pennsylvania traffic stops from 1998 to 2001, concluding that black drivers were more likely to be pulled over and arrested than whites. The study also delves into the legal ramifications of the 1996 United States Supreme Court ruling in the Whren v. United States case, which held that police officersVIEW DOCUMENT
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The great era of civil rights started in the 1960s, with Martin Luther King, Jr.'s stirring "I have a Dream" speech at the historic march on Washington in August of 1963. At the same time Birmingham Police Commissioner "Bull" Connor used powerful fire hoses and vicious police attack dogs against nonviolent black civil rights activists. Although these years proved to be the highlight and downfall of civil rights in America, even with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the 1965 Voting Rights Act being passed, time has repeated these tumultuous events again in the present.
Racialprofiling has been one of many civil rights issues concerning the unnecessaryVIEW DOCUMENT
1722 words - 7 pagesRacialProfiling of Asians in America
"Have you heard the one where someone broke into this guy's house and all his electronics were
stolen but they knew that the burglar was Asian because the math homework that was left on the
kitchen table was completed? What about the one how Asians get their names? By dropping a fork
down the stairs." In the first issue of the Asian American magazine, Amerisian, the magazine introduces
an Asian American perspective of how a community is viewed in today's society.. For many years,
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1617 words - 6 pages The issue of discrimination has been one that has been with our country for years. It became an issue again with the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City. It is known that people of Arab decent were behind the attack. Because of that, a huge issue of racialprofiling has come up as people look at all people of that decent as evil terrorists. Most of these people have been living in the United States all their lives, and have done nothing to warrant the accusations. The question then becomes, should we let these people go on living innocent until proven guilty, or should we make an exception in this case? Our nation has lived by the code of “innocent untilVIEW DOCUMENT
1095 words - 4 pagesObummer! Obumbles? (Silva 2009 (comments) and bumper stickers! (zazzle). Racialprofiling has always been a problem and still is. RacialProfiling became more of a controversy, at least publicly, with the inauguration of the U.S. first Negro president. Even so, there are not many people who can stand up to the effects of racialprofiling like Professor Henry Louis Gates (Goodnough, 2009) did, as he made national news with Police Sgt. James Crowley, then they had a beer with President Obama (NBC, 2009). Then, more recently there was Senator Reid's public apology for language, in private, that interpretsVIEW DOCUMENT
1804 words - 7 pages Americans at a rate double that group's population percentage. A report on the unit by the state attorney general found that blacks were stopped at a rate 10 times that of whites, and that 35 percent of those stops lacked reasonable suspicion to detain or had reports insufficiently filled out to make a determination. Thousands attended Diallo's funeral. Demonstrations were held almost daily, along with the arrests of over 1,200 people in planned civil disobedience. In a trial that was moved out of the community where Diallo lived and to Albany in upstate New York, the four officers who killed Diallo were acquitted of all charges. (ACLU.org, 2005)RacialProfiling is any police orVIEW DOCUMENT
4309 words - 17 pagesEven the United States struggles with issues of racial discrimination despite being a society highly based on immigrants and multicultural diversity. On one hand, people frown on treatment based on race, whether that is on an individual or group level. On the other, people are tired and annoyed by the seemingly constant call of discrimination. All of these feelings culminate into the debate pertaining to the use of racialprofiling. Likewise, there are some individuals that hold a certain level of acceptance in regard to racialprofiling. However, what is lost in the process because of that acceptance? There are many components that need to be thought about in reference to the use ofVIEW DOCUMENT
6064 words - 24 pagesPublic opinion polls reveal that racialprofiling is a concern to a clear majority of Americans. A recent Gallup poll found that 81 percent of Americans thought racialprofiling to be wrong and that 59 percent felt that racialprofiling was widespread (Ludwig, 2003). The poll also revealed the expected differences between the perceptions of Whites and African-Americans, a solid majority of White (56 percent), and more than three out of four African-Americans (77 percent) survey respondents indicated that they believed the practice was widespread. Even President George W. Bush hasVIEW DOCUMENT
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The issue of racialprofiling in America is one of great importance to the future of American society. This issue fairly new, in terms of being recognized is old in its ways. Racism and stereotyping are issues that date back to hundreds of years ago. Racialprofiling in America is one that needs to be addressed by the government and society if we ever want America to truly be, "The Land of The Free." One of the main examples of racialprofiling is called DWB (Driving While Black). This is a term started to show itself in cases of racialprofiling. For example, in the article " Ragtime, My Time" Alton Fitzgerald White was wrongfully accused for a crime and was arrestedVIEW DOCUMENT
1504 words - 6 pagesA large problem in America
My research paper/project is on racialprofiling. i chose this topic because it is a huge problem in todays society. Anywhere you go there is always going to be racialprofiling. From the most wealthiest cities to the poorest most broken down parts of the slums. There will be racial profiling.Even in the schools students are starting to be profiled and i personally can speak from first hand on this cause it has happened to me multiple times and i have been punish multiple times or put throw and unfair treat me just cause of the image that most african american males have bestowed upon them by the american society. When people hear the phase racialprofiling theyVIEW DOCUMENT
1612 words - 6 pagesRacialprofiling in the dictionary is “the assumption of criminality among ethnic groups: the alleged policy of some police to attribute criminal intentions to members of some ethnic groups and to stop and question them in disproportionate numbers without probable cause (“RacialProfiling”).” In other words racialprofiling is making assumptions that certain individuals are more likely to be involved in misconduct or criminal activity based on that individual’s race or ethnicity. Racialprofiling propels a brutalizing message to citizens of the United States that they are pre-judged by the color of their skin rather than who they are and this then leads to assumptions of ruthlessness insideVIEW DOCUMENT
1117 words - 4 pagesRacialprofiling; a government activity directed at a suspect or group of suspects, is used by law enforcement officers to reduce violent crimes. Even though racialprofiling reduces crime, officers should not engage in it for the reason that it is unconstitutional and a form of discrimination against citizens. Racialprofiling typically occurs after a traffic or pedestrian stop, in many cases an officer is accused of singling out a person solely because of his or her race, religious attire, or some other form of outward appearance. People are greatly affected by this type of discrimination, living with the fact that every place they go to there is a possibility that they may be stoppedVIEW DOCUMENT
593 words - 2 pagesRacialProfiling compromises the very fabric that America is built on. With Constitutional laws that protect us as American citizens from any mistreatment or discrimination, RacialProfiling is still being practiced , and it violates our human rights, and causes distrust in the very police officers that are in charge of keeping our communities safe, and disbelief in the Constitution that should afford all American citizens equal rights.
In the 1990’s The American news media exploded with coverage of the problem of racialprofiling. The allegations became so common that the Black community labeled the phenomenon “ Driving while black or brown”. Empirical evidence confirm nation perceptionVIEW DOCUMENT
735 words - 3 pagesIn 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 RacialProfiling. This “ racialprofiling” 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 racialprofiling 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 thisVIEW DOCUMENT
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Using race as a means of predicting disease and treatment outcomes in the medical field is like using an SAT score as a prediction of how well someone will do in college. Each person is unique, like different levels of intelligence. That is why they use SAT scores to best match students with a college they will be successful in and use race as a tool to find the right medical treatment for a patient. Race is used as rough prediction on the risks and outcomes of medical treatment. This is where racialprofiling is a helpful tool. Throughout history the term “racialprofiling” has held negative, racial connotations which impresses upon the public that all racialprofiling is negative. YetVIEW DOCUMENT
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Every individual in the world is different in some way from the person standing next to them. People differ in their culture, ethnicity, race, religion, personality, styles, interest, appearance and more. It is understood that someone may be similar to you not one person will be exactly like you. Growing up it is important for one to understand the differences of other people and show a level of respect for them. As human-beings, people typically learn through experiences. However, these experiences have the tendency to alter the way people perceive other individuals. Racialprofiling, a term used more frequently when dealing with law enforcement, is defined as “any action undertaken forVIEW DOCUMENT
828 words - 3 pages a torn and battered car, in the middle of the highway.
This is just one of the many cases of racialprofiling. All too many times African Americans are pulled over in their cars, stopped in the street, and watched in stores, just because of the color of their skin.
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan issued a “War on Drugs” in order to eliminate the distribution of illegal drugs, and also drugs there were legal from being sold illegally. This in turn pushed aside all anti-racist beliefs that white Americans had only recently began to form. However, many may say that this is what started racialprofiling. Yet, racialprofiling has long since been apart of society. It has been used to makeVIEW DOCUMENT
2896 words - 12 pages). Even today, our cities face the same problems of white supremacy and black inferiority with racialprofiling, segregation, and unequal education. The ideas of white supremacy and black inferiority that started hundreds of years ago have molded American cities; thus we are facing many of the same problems our founding fathers faced.
Cornel West, a professor of Afro-American Studies and the Philosophy of Religion at Harvard University, has experienced first-hand the ongoing effects of white supremacy and black inferiority in our nation's cities. West, in his essay "Waiting," talks about trying to catch a taxi in New York City; "After the ninth taxi refused me, my blood began to boil. TheVIEW DOCUMENT
1729 words - 7 pages they would not ask for help if they were victims of a violent crime. A federal judge ruled that stop and frisk was unconstitutional and amounted to widespread racialprofiling. Bloomberg who says stop and frisk keeps guns of the street and saves lives. Since this study the New York City Council passed two bills to rein in the New York Police Departments use of stop and frisk. One bill sets up the office of the inspector general, which will act as a watchdog over the department (Stop and Frisk Leads to Mistrust of NYPD and Refusal to Cooperate with Cops, According To Study). The other bill makes it easier for people to sue if they were arrested based on their race, religion, or sexualVIEW DOCUMENT
2375 words - 10 pagesRacialProfiling Abstract: Racialprofiling is considered by many to be the largest problem in our criminal justice system today. Racialprofiling is common defined as the improper practice of selecting potential criminal suspects because of their race or ethnicity. Seeded in the roots of racism, racialprofiling stretches broadly over the entire nation. And since the men in blue have views too, their possible belief in racism can come to power with their badge. With black males having a 51% probability of lifetime arrest compared to the 14% probability for white males you have to wonder if black malesVIEW DOCUMENT