Racial Profiling Is Unjust, Unconstitutional, And Remains A Huge Problem

785 Words Feb 11th, 2016 4 Pages
My daughter is away attending college, not just a few miles away from home but four hundred and thirty miles north of Atlanta, Georgia. I couldn’t imagine my daughter calling home one evening hysterical because she had been arrested. Arrested for suspicious fraudulent activity using a credit card because her race, complexion, and ethnicity didn’t fit the criteria of how one should look when purchasing expensive items. Just thinking about the idea makes my heart pound uncontrollably. After many years of fighting for equal rights for African Americans, it’s unfortunate that racism still exist and that the color of your skin can cost you your freedom. Racial profiling is unjust, unconstitutional, and remains a huge problem still in the twenty-first century.
There has been several instances where an African American male as lost their lives due to racial profiling. One example that will remain prevalent for years to come is the killing of Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. Trayvon Martin, a young African American male wearing a black hoodie, walked back from a convenience store through a predominately white neighborhood in Sanford, Florida was gunned down by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, because he looked suspicious (Dahl). Unfortunately, due to Florida’s “Stand your Ground” law Mr. Zimmerman was able to portray himself as the victim and used deadly force as self-defense. After one year of investigations and interrogations, George Zimmerman was found not…

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