The Pros And Cons Of Racial Profiling

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Racial Profiling Racial Profiling is the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. People tend to put others down for who they are and where they come from. Racial Profilers often times put other racial groups down, for many different reasons. Racial Profiling should be permanently stopped, because it only gets worse, certain racial groups get punished when they haven’t done anything wrong, and people who are being harmed can’t stop racial profiling themselves. Once someone becomes a racial profiler it’s hard to put an end to it. The situation just gets worse for specific racial groups. In the newspaper article “Jim Crow Policing” from New York Times, Herbert states, “People are stopped for allegedly making “furtive movements,” for wearing clothes “commonly used in a crime,” and of course, for the “suspicious bulge” (Herbert).” Herbert explains that many racial profilers have gone way too far. From stopping racial groups for suspiciousness of crime, it has gone to how people dress from particular racial groups. Also,…show more content…
Herbert states, “The police Department insists that these stops of innocent people - which are unconstitutional, by the way - help fight crime. And they insist that the policy is not racist (Herbert).” Herbert explains that the police claim that they are doing the right thing. The police officers believe that it puts a stop on crimes. On the other hand, in the washington post, Horwitz and Markon state, “Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is expected early next week to detail long-awaited revisions in the Justice Department’s rules for racial profiling, banning it from national security cases for the first time (Horwitz and Markon).” The authors explain that there is a chance to banned racial profiling. Many racial groups try to stop racial profiling, but the police officers do not do anything about it, but instead think they are not doing any

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