Racial Profiling : Racial Prejudice And Discrimination Essay

1134 Words Sep 22nd, 2014 5 Pages
Racial profiling is defined as the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. Racial profiling encourages the perpetuation of racial stereotypes therefore it will lead to an estrangement of the races. Unless you are a minority, you most likely have never experienced racial profiling. Since the election of Barack Obama as President of the United States, Americans have fallen into a state of delusional thinking by which they believe his being elected eradicated racism as well as prejudices and unfair treatment of minorities. It is not my purpose to accuse all white people of being racist or bigoted, but it would be foolish to assume that these attitudes do not exist or that they are not more prevalent than many people would like to admit. When it comes to talking about racial issues, such as racial profiling, some people will accuse you of trying to start a race war or segregate the races; that notion simply is not true, and talking about race relations is a way of creating an atmosphere in which everyone can feel comfortable regardless of views or color. Unfortunately in the United States, racial discrimination has been a major part of our history and is still currently alive and well today. From slavery to Jim Crow, and now to racial profiling, the stain of those actions continue to be felt and seen today. As much as some people would like to believe that racial profiling and discrimination is not as prevalent today as it was…

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