Research Paper On Racial Profiling

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Morgan Ragan
English 3
Racial Profiling
27 November 2017
What Is Wrong With the U.S. Today?

Within the past one-hundred years or so, racism has been around the U.S. but no one has never really understood why this was a thing and why it keeps being a thing. Whether it is Blacks, Asians, Whites, Europeans, Indians, etc. Everyone is affected by this discrimination. Racism has always been a problem worldwide ever since the first human can remember. But this problem has branched off into a possibly worse problem dealing with racism, known as “Racial Profiling”.
Well, what is racial profiling? Racial profiling is the targeting of individuals for suspicion of crime based on the individual's race, religion or national origin. This is commonly known with police brutality and is a main target for racial profiling. “Racial profiling does not refer to the act of a law enforcement agent pursuing a suspect in which the specific description of the suspect includes race or ethnicity in combination with other identifying factors.”(ACLU Racial Profiling). Meaning that police are not the the only ones that profile someone because of one’s race, religion or origin. Civilians profile each other everyday and the most common is with Blacks and Hispanics. An example of this is when a store owner or cashier sees a person of certain race with stereotypes of crime walk into their store, they might think that one person might steal or rob them. That is racial profiling, or if a person is on the

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