Color Vs. Crime : Racial Profiling

1662 Words Jan 26th, 2016 7 Pages
Color vs. Crime
Racial profiling, according to The Leadership Conference, “refers to the discriminatory practice by law enforcement officials of targeting individuals for suspicion of crime based on race, ethnicity, religion or national origin.” This is a troubling pressing issue in the United States till this day. Racial profiling is patently illegal and violates the U.S. Constitution’s core promises of equal protection under the law to all and freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. Moreover, racial profiling is ineffective. Although people assume and stereotype others thinking that it would benefit them in certain situations, race will always play prominent a role in America through racial and police encounters with African Americans and Latinos in an unfavorable aspect.
Rod Dreher from The American Conservative acknowledged that being racist and racial profiling are two different things. Being racist is judging someone by their skin color, while racial profiling has to do with facts. “If you 're racist, you 're not racial profiling; and if you 're racial profiling, you 're not being racist.” It is proven that some ethnicities do have a higher crime rate. In addition, they stated some countries are full of many terrorist organizations, and you are not harming anyone if you target someone. It is all just an analysis of logic and judgement. Although there are articles and debates that argue on the morality of racial profiling, there’s more evidence concentrated on…
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