Essay on Racial Profiling And The United States

1790 Words May 1st, 2015 8 Pages
In today’s world we live in a very media driven society. The media influence people’s attitudes towards a certain direction depending on the circumstances. Racial profiling is a very sensitive topic that affects many minorities in the U.S. It is the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics that determines whether an individual is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime or illegal act. According to research racial profiling is on the upsurge.
The United States is not a healthy democracy. A basic requirement for any healthy democracy is its founding on the basic principle that all men are created equal. This means that man is judged on the fact that he is man, and only that. There are no other means or factors brought into account. This is not the way men are judged in the United States. In the U.S., ethnic and racial generalizations often influence judicial execution. Most people misuse the word racism interchangeably with the terms such as bigotry, discrimination, and prejudice. Even though these terms are all related. Racism has a much deeper meaning, one that is rooted in generations of oppression, superiority, and power. Racism is the belief that a particular race is superior or inferior to another. According to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) “Racism defined as the hatred of one person by another or the belief that another person is less than human – because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the…

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