Racial Profiling

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Racial Profiling Racial Profiling is wrong, and stereotyping certain races as having a greater propensity to commit crimes should be prohibited. Ever since the terrorist attacks of September 11 there have been an increase in the willingness to condone law enforcement and security actions based primarily on the color of ones’ skin. Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, it has been the official policy of the United States government to stop, interrogate, and detain individuals without criminal charges on the basis of their national origin, ethnicity and religion. Thus, the term racial profiling was coined. Society, however, has been ignorant to the true meaning of racial profiling and has sometimes misinterpreted the government’s continuous…show more content…
Innocent people get detained, humiliated and treated like criminals. In December 2003, the department of Homeland Security suspended two parts of the registration requirement. In one year, the special registration program registered 83,310 foreign nationals, placing 73,740 into deportation proceedings and not a single one of these individuals was ever publicly charged with terrorism. Not only has racial profiling now proven ineffective and unnecessary, it has aided in destroying countless lives every year. Racial profiling is morally wrong and should come to an end, at least for the progress of future generations. All humans are created equally and are entitled to be treated equally by the government, irrespective of characteristics like skin color, faith and ethnicity. This is the core principle of American democracy, and racial profiling defies that belief. The government should take up new policies and target terrorists, not immigrants. If every airport screener believed every terrorist was going to be Middle Eastern, they would not look as hard at people of other ethnicities. Once again a criminal goes free. Personally I think a good solution to this would be to screen everyone properly regardless of race or ethnic group. Everyone should be properly screened and scrutinized if found acting suspicious. I hope for action in the future and that my message reaches those affected and college students who

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