The Practices Of Racial Profiling

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Racial profiling has got to a point where using race as an excuse for law enforcement, has become an issue. Although policemen are out on the streets trying to stop crime, at the same time, the police should treat everybody equally. Doing so, the Justice Department will be able to implement a de-policing solution to stop crime and stop racial accusations. The practice of racial profiling has a long history of discrimination against people of color in America. From the early 1700s, law enforcement created the slave patrol system where white policemen hunted down escaped slaves. The purpose, whether or not they had their freedom papers or not. During this time period, slavery was already the norm. Mostly in the south, the majority of all black …show more content…
As people, we will always judge others based on their race, wealth, and social status. During the slave era of America, white people are the oppressors and black people are the targeted. There was no equality at all. Freed slaves were not really free, they still burdened the name, slave, for the rest of their lives. As said before, not only black people but other races were subject to some sort of interrogation, punishment or harassment for any reason. During the mid 1800s, thousands of immigrants who emigrated from Europe were not welcome in American society. European immigrants were excluded into slums where crime and illness ran ramped. Although European immigrants and black people are not of the same race, both experienced similar persecution and violence. Similar in today’s society, the state of Arizona, passed a law where policemen are encouraged to abuse and stop anyone under suspicion of being an illegal immigrant. The practice of racial profiling does not stop, it evolves. It’s unfortunate for a country that, “promotes equality”, has a difficult time containing that equality. Racial profiling as no …show more content…
There are five levels that can limit your opportunity in society: Income, Education, Intellect, Media and and trust. Society identifies white people has having high income, education and are trustworthy. People of color are seen as having: little to no education, low income, and are not trustworthy. The culprit. the Media. The media has a huge impact on how people are perceived in society. For example, a white actor is more likely to be starred as an .educated and wealthy character in a movie than someone who is of color. All because of the media. The media develops stereotypes that manipulates the way we see people. Movies, tv shows, the news, the internet, etc. If you were to ask someone and describe a typical drug dealer, the majority people will probably say a black male. This a real issue because this generation of kids are more associated with the media. The media is like a another parent, it kids what is true and what is not true. By putting an end to racial profiling, people will not be so judgemental as they are

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