Police Profiling of Latin Americans Argumentative Essay by Nicky

An argumentative paper addressing racial profiling of Latin Americans.
# 149775 | 2,300 words | 8 sources | APA | 2011 | US
Published on Dec 31, 2011 in Latin-American Studies (General) , Hot Topics (Immigration)

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This paper is an argumentative piece on the issue of racial profiling. The focus of the paper is racial profiling of Latin Americans by the police force. The writer opens with a discussion Latin American Identity and continues on to discuss why the police may stereotype certain races. It concludes with a discussion on the belief that stereotyping minorities will contribute to a negative practice forcing stereotypes on the police creating further misunderstanding on both sides.

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From the Paper:

"Racial profiling grossly violates the Constitution of the United States, the article, 'League of United Latin American citizens supports all statutes against racial profiling,' (2007) stresses. Racial profiling also depict what LULAC has fought for in the past 78 years, Toula Politis Lugo, National Vice President Northeast, purports (League of United..., 2007, 4). Thomas Gabor (2004) Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa, relates his concern regarding racial profiling in 'Inflammatory rhetoric on racial profiling can undermine police services'. 'Racial profiling', according to Gabor depicts a constant tendency of members of a police service to 'target a group in the absence of credible evidence that might warrant such targeting' (Gabor, 2004, 6). Definitions regarding this contemporary phenomenon that frequently, the researcher contends, that also frequently targets Latin Americans, traditionally vary so much that they do not include reasonable and legitimate police practices.
"During the next section of this paper, the researcher reviews a sampling of literature relating to Latin Americans, as well as analyzes several secondary sources from number of published journals to examine ways police may stereotype or racially profile Latin Americans. The researcher contends that through the review of the findings presented in this study, the enhanced understanding of stereotyping of minorities will contribute to countering a negative practice that ultimately not only harms the one being stereotyped, but the one who practices stereotyping other individuals."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • The Columbia World of Quotations. (1996). Columbia University Press, New York. Retrieved May 8, 2998=9, from www.bartleby.com/66/
  • Gabor, Thomas. (2004). Inflammatory rhetoric on racial profiling can undermine police services. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Canadian Criminal Justice Association. Retrieved May 08, 2009 from HighBeam Research:http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-122260671.html
  • Koehler, Robert. (2007). Petit Apartheid and the "Tb" syndrome: police racial profiling of Chicana/o youths in San Jose, California. National Assn for Ethnic Studies Inc WA & AZ.Retrieved May 08, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3 1479285241.html
  • League of United Latin American citizens supports all statutes against racial profiling. (2007). US Fed News Service. HT Media Ltd. Retrieved May 08, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P3-1196180011.html
  • Nobles, Melissa. (2005). The myth of Latin American multiracialism. Daedalus. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved May 08, 2009 from HighBeam Research: http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-131502500.html

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