Effectiveness Of Racial Profiling

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Racial profiling means using the race or ethnicity of an individual to decide whether to enforce a law or not. Racial profiling may include various kinds of actions such as “racially-biased stop and frisk,” using race to make a traffic stop and ethnic discrimination. Racial profiling in the United States dates back to the 17th century when police officials were allowed to stop and detain Negroes. The practice has continued since that time despite the abolishment of slavery and American ideology of liberty and equal rights. In the modern age, several ethnic minority groups are victims of racial profiling including African Americans and Latinos. However, the latest and currently the biggest victims of racial profiling are the
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It is a defensive counterterrorism measure that seeks to reduce the likelihood of future terrorist attack on American soil by Muslim extremists. Many people support it and consider it right while others consider it a breach of civil rights of American Muslims. However, there is no empirical evidence of the effectiveness of such a defensive measure. Furthermore, defensive counterterrorism measures are tricky to implement and are known to backfire. Therefore, there is big question mark on the effectiveness of racial profiling even though a large group of people have to give up their …show more content…
The NYPD has labelled mosques as terrorist organizations and has been spying on them for years. They have used spies to infiltrate mosque boards, record sermons by imams and monitor the congregations via surveillance cameras. The NYPD’s spying programs were exposed by The Associated Press in the book, "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD 's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden 's Final Plot against America.” This is a clear example of racial profiling where the NYPD’s resources and investigative methods were used to target a specific ethnic group.
Racial profiling has had devastating racial and sociological impact on Muslims. It has been degrading, humiliating, horrifying and painful experience Muslim families where they are treated as criminals without having done anything. Some of the effects of racial profiling on Muslims are as followings, • It is embarrassing and humiliating for Muslims when they are sidelined on the road or singled out on the airport for no other reasons than being a Muslim. • Muslims are afraid of going to mosque because of surveillance by the

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