Racial Profiling Essay by RightRiters

Racial Profiling
An insight into the concept of racial profiling.
# 22702 | 1,750 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Mar 28, 2003 in African-American Studies (Racism) , Criminology (General)

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This paper discusses racial profiling, a practice of law enforcement used by officials when they are attempting to patrol the highways and byways of our nation, usually to stem drug traffic. It examines how they have determined both statistically and through personal experience that certain members of certain ethnic groups are likely to be more prominent in the participation of certain crimes. It assesses how this is not a judgment passed upon all individuals that happen to be members of a particular ethnic minority but rather, it is an attempt to stem the tide of crime that affects all individuals of all racial categories in an area.

From the Paper:

"Racial profiling has become more popular in public opinion in recent months, given the current slew of terrorist attacks. Why were the individuals responsible for the World Trade Center attacks not targeted earlier, despite the fact that their backgrounds made them highly suspect? Of course, this sort of targeting would mean that Arab nationals who were innocent might find their own backgrounds investigated into, and suffer a certain intrusion of privacy. But this would be a small sacrifice in exchange for the greater good of a safer America and a safer community. After all, many individuals of Arab descent who were innocent suffered and died in the World Trade Center attacks."

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