The Pros And Cons Of Racial Profiling

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In the dictionary, racial profiling is defined as “the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of committing an offense” (Oxford Dictionary). However, racial profiling goes way deeper than a simple explanation. Racial profiling has torn apart many communities and has led many innocent people to be looked at through a negative view. It is very likely to see a person of the African American race being the one accused of committing a said crime on the news. Everyone has heard the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover.” What does this mean? It means to not judge something based on what it looks like. However, people are still judgemental when it comes to race. We judge people we’ve never even met, based on the color of their …show more content…
Not everyone profiles others, but those who do are beginning to create a terrible connection between different races and the public. “Many police officers, moreover, admit that all other things being equal, they are more suspicious of, for example, young African American men the elderly White women.” (Racial Profiling) For the past few years, America has been experiencing very horrific examples of how dangerous racial profiling is. Too many, young black men have been shot and killed by white cops. Now racial profiling may not be the answer to all of those murders, but it definitely had something to do with a couple of them. Many times, the reason the cops give for pulling the trigger is the fact that they felt threatened. They say they feared for their lives. However according to the release footage, most of those men murdered were not even doing anything threatening to the ones who killed them. So why were the cops fearing for their lives? Maybe because it was a black person. The one who is always portrayed as the gangster or drug dealer in all the movies. It really is not fair...this whole profiling thing is getting out of hand. It needs to go, for the sake of our

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