6 October 2014
Mrs. BrackleyRacial Profiling
Racial profiling is an important problem that affects numerous Americans in everyday situations. This had become one of the most controversial issues that provoke ardent dispute and widespread divisions within every community. Today skin color makes you a suspect in America it makes you more likely to be stopped, more likely to be search and to be arrested. A person should not be judge for their appearance. In today’s world we live in a very media driving manner. Racial profiling is a very sensitive topic every individual can relate to. It is known as the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether and individual is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime or illegal act. The practice of racial profiling may see more prevalent in today’s society, but in reality has been a part of America culture since the days of slavery. In the article from Bob Herbert that is called “Jim Crow Policing.” This article is about how police officers stopped many people for no reason. They stopped more frequently African Americans and Hispanic people just because the way they look or the way they dress. Statistics show that African Americans and Hispanics are several times more likely to be arrested and incarcerated than white Americans. Individual have always been discriminated due to color, race, and religion, because people have been afraid of them and their possible criminal background. Racial profiling is never appropriate and does not ensure in a national or community setting. This has caused controversy throughout years and now a day it’s more frequently and keeps causing more problems in society. Police officers often profile certain types of individuals who are more likely to perpetrate crimes. Many of these suspects are profiled because of activities observed by police officers. For example, if someone who is obviously poor is...
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