The Effects Of Racial Profiling

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For decades, incidents of racial profiling have troubled American people across the nation due to their race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Research consistently shows that minorities are more likely than whites to get stopped and searched by law enforcement, because of suspicion or distrust. Minorities frequently report that police officers single them out because of their race or ethnicity (National Institute of Justice, 2015). The practice of targeting people for suspicion of a crime based on their race, ethnicity, religion or national origin can be defined as racial profiling (National Institute of Justice, 2015). Research has proven that people of color are being stopped and profiled by law enforcement while driving more often than

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