Racial Profiling And The American Civil Liberties Union Essay

1075 Words Nov 15th, 2016 5 Pages
Nelson Mandela once said, “No one is born hating another person, because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human hearts than its opposite.”
What is Racial Profiling, and how does it affects society? According to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), “Racial Profiling 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.org). The Human Rights Commission believes that “racial profiling affects people behavior, and jeopardized their future.” In addition, Human Rights Commission stated that, “some people are finally convinced that racial profiling is a part of society, and it is uncontrollable, and unstoppable.” (civilrights.org)
Racial Profiling is wrong. There should be laws that make the use of racial profiling illegal, because it causes harm to people of different race, religion and ethnicity; moreover, it has a major effect on children and their trust, so the police need to stop using racial profiling.
Racism. African Americans and Hispanics are the victims of racial profiling. According to The Leadership Conference, “A study in Arizona shows that during 2006-2007, the state highway patrol was significantly more likely to stop African Americans and Hispanics than Whites an all the…

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