To begin I would like to state that I believe racial profiling does not work on many levels. Racial profiling is morally wrong mainly based on Middle Easterners, African Americans and Hispanics. I also believe that it may be considered as an act of antagonism. Racial profiling does nothing but provoke hostilities and create tension between the races. It creates various sociological problems and a turbulent environment.
Racial profiling entails picking someone out for special scrutiny, simply because of his or her race. It happens when highway police officers pull over black people who have committed no traffic violations of any sort and ignoring whites, presuming that they are more likely to be involved in criminal acts. Statistics have shown that although Black and Hispanics drivers are more likely to be pulled over, they are least likely to be found with weapons or drugs. What this proves is the failure and incapability of law enforcements to spot criminal activity regardless the race.
Some may argue that racial profiling is fair and is logical; they say that if an African American committed a crime, profiling and focusing on the information will increase their chance of catching them. They also say that even if you are profiled for something you did not do, how hard should it be to prove your innocence? How hard should it be to prove your guilt? First of all, profiling cannot be justified simply because they are similar to the committer, that would be discriminating and a violation to their civil rights. Second of all, it is very hard to prove one’s guilt if you are the only one aware of your innocence. In fact it is estimated that 1 percent of the Australian prison population, approximately 5,000 people, are falsely convicted.
Racial Profiling is wrong, and stereotyping certain races as having a greater propensity to commit crimes should be prohibited. It degrades the victim’s psyche by