Racial Profiling And The United States

2903 Words Dec 11th, 2014 12 Pages
Racial profiling still exists in America. "Racial profiling" refers to law enforcement strategies and practices that single out individuals as objects of suspicion solely on the basis of mainly their race. Prejudice and racial profiling of law enforcement is responsible for many false arrests, convictions, and countless deaths of blacks in the United States. This is one of the main difficulties of life and obstacles minorities have to face in their life because for one they are a minority and two because of their skin color. Police racial profiling is an ongoing problem that blacks in America have been facing with for over thousands of years dating back to before Blacks got their freedom. With the recent acts that are happenings in Ferguson and Eric Garner, to what happened to Rodney King, I believe it is only right to discuss the history of prejudice and racial profiling and how it relates to the discriminatory acts of police and judicial system towards blacks in the United States. Most importantly, I will discuss how America can help make a change of action to put an end to the Police racial profiling and brutality that still exists in this nation.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Proclamation of Emancipation to free "all persons held as slaves … shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free" mainly everywhere in the country of America. This was significant step for blacks towards their longing freedom. However, the Proclamation Emancipation did not free all…
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