Arguments Against Racial Profiling

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Racial profiling has been one of society's most horrible social problems. Judging any individual by the color of their skin rather than by the content of their character can be dehumanizing. The race-based stops by the police has been a dilemma that African Americans and Latinos have faced mostly. Racial Profiling assumes that minorities are more likely to engage in criminal behavior, it is bias and shows police brutality. Racial profiling is a clear violation of civil rights and affects civilians but most importantly it makes law enforcement ineffective. Research shows that racial profiling diverts officers attention from using actual, objective signs of suspicious behavior to effectively asses situatiions. Stopping or searching cars and drivers based on race rather than any suspicion or any observation violation of the law is a form of discrimination enacted and formed by federal and local governments. Research from the article states that sometimes institutionalized rules within the law enforcement encourages racial profiling. The police community is troubled by that racially biased policing because it adds to the mistrust of police in minority neighborhoods. The problem today of racial profiling begins with the Drug Enforcement…show more content…
The war on drugs and crime encouraged law enforcement to police minority neighborhoods aggressively. One respondent from a focus group with African American driver states that "I think sometimes they target…depending on where one may live. I think if you live in a side of town…with a lot of crime or maybe break-ins or drugs,… I think you are a target there." This quotes is basically saying that if one does not live in a certain area and/or neighborhood, or if you hang around people who have convicted some type of crime or even have some type of crime rate then one is in risk for racial

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