The Influence Of Racial Profiling

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In our generation, media is a huge part of our everyday lives. The media has a powerful influence on society 's viewpoint on events and even on what we may think of certain individuals. Unfortunately, sometimes the media can portray a generalized viewpoint and it has been frequently seen in relation to racial profiling. Racial profiling is the use of a race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. There are two groups that have been affected by the media in a negative manner, African Americans and Muslims. There have been ample reactions to display how racial profiling, that the media has created, has affected these two groups in a negative aspect. In order to fully understand why the media is presenting …show more content…
September 11, 2001 was the biggest impact which caused our thoughts of Muslims to change drastically. This event had caused over 2,000 casualties. With this in mind, we subconsciously go into a "scare". From that point, most people will think in their minds that every Muslim is a terrorist. "Many may argue with me that Islam is: a "false religion," or worst of all that Muslims are only good for causing havoc and destruction. These misconceptions not only shun the teachings we aim to instill into the youth of tomorrow, they equally destroy all of the distance and growth we 've achieved from the past to the now." …show more content…
(www.123helpme.com) Racial profiling for African Americans continues to be a social problem. About forty-two percent of African Americans say police have stopped them because of their skin color. Nearly sixty percent of the U.S. believes that the practice is nationwide. A great example of this is the Rodney King incident. In 1991 Rodney King had been drinking one night and was caught by the police. Instead of turning himself in, he tried to outrun the police. Once caught, the police brutally beat Rodney King. The reason he was beaten up was most likely due to his skin color. Since that day, Rodney King had became a symbol of racial tension in

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