Racial Profiling

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Racism is still alive Trained A longlisting and deeply troubling national problem despite claims that the United States has entered a post racial era is racial profiling. Right from the very beginning article 4 section 2.3 of the United States constitution defined people as property. The authors of the constitution where very interested in protecting their property, including slaves. “No Person held to service or labour in one state, under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labour but shall be delivered up on claim of the party of whom such service or labour may be due.” About fifty years ago direct in your face, overt racism became illegal and less…show more content…
Fill those cells make those dollars and they did. The prison population shot up from 200,000 to 2.4 million more than any country in the world! and who filled those cells? In the article titled Racial Profiling Written by Kenneth Jost it is stated, “African-Americans constitute 43 percent of the U.S. prison population — even though they represent only 13 percent of the population as a whole. “African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six times the rate of whites,” according to the NAACP. “If current trends continue, one in three black males born today can expect to spend time in prison during his lifetime.” People of color. Black men are now imprisoned a six times the rate of white men. Sis black men just become six times more dangerous? Course not sentencing changed. Sweeping laws were written that specifically targeted black communities. For instance, the sentence for possession of crack was 100 times harsher than the possession of chemically similar cocaine. It was not just harsher sentencing. Communities of color are also policed more harshly. Policies like show me your papers and stop and frisk target people of color under the law. So shocker, they are more likely to be arrested for the stuff that white people are also doing but are twice as likely to get pulled over. Take the late Walter Scott pulled over for having a broken tale light only to be shot five times in the back by a cop. “The term “racial profiling” is of recent coinage, but bias-based policing in the United States dates as far back as the revolutionary era with the religious profiling of Quakers seen as disloyal to the cause of independence. African-Americans have been subject to racial profiling from the days of slavery through the so-called Jim Crow era and up to modern times. Mexicans and other Latinos have been singled out for rough treatment by law enforcement since the time of Texas' independence.

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