Racial Profiling Research

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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
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A Washington D.C., organization called Rights Working Group (RWG) exists to protect the civil liberties and human rights of Americans. In March 2013 article, RWG communications manager Keith Rushing discusses racial profiling, which involves being skeptical and suspicious of people based on their race, ethnicity, religion, or national origin. “At its core,” says Rushing, “racial profiling is about racism and stereotypes and assuming the worst of people based on a biased perception of reality that is then projected and multiplied, jeopardizing everyone of that same race, ethnicity, nationality or religion.” (Parks p.26) Rushing makes it clear that even though African Americans have a long history of being racially profiled, they are by no means the only ones. In many cases no one ever knows about and even when it is known, action is rarely taken. According to Rushing, a major priority for the RWG is to “keep the spotlight on racial profiling with the goal of prohibiting it. (Parks …show more content…
They represent individuals who have been victims of racial profiling by airlines, police practices, including stop and frisk. Their work also incorporates major advantages in public education and advocacy including the creation essential resources, lobbying for the passage of data collection and anti-profiling legislation, and litigation of airline and highway and highway profiling cases. Racial profiling is a enduring and deeply troubling national problem despite claims that United States has entered a “Post-racial era”. It occurs every day, in cities and towns across the country. Racial profiling is self-evidently illegal, violating the constitution’s promises of equal protection under the law to all and freedom from irrational searches and seizures. According to the ACLU, that racial profiling is useless, it drives communities from law enforcement, encumbers community policing efforts, and causes law enforcement to lose credibility and trust among the people they are sworn to protect and serve. We depend on the police to protect us from harm and to promote fairness and justice in our communities. Racial profiling is unproductive, it separates communities from law enforcement, hinders community policing efforts. It also causes law enforcement to lose constancy and trust

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