What Constitutes Racial Profiling

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Most recently, the 2003 Justice Department guidelines regarding the use of race state that linking racial characteristic “misconduct” is “erroneous,” “ineffective,” and “harmful” to society. However, the guideline go on to state that law-enforcement “may not consider race or ethnicity except the extent permitted by the constitution and the laws of the United States.” This is the equivalent of saying profiling is not authorized unless it is authorized, allowing the continual existence of institutionalized racism. (Hahn 46)
C. Identifying What Constitutes Racial Profiling
Racial profiling is the crime-fighting strategies that minorities as criminal suspects on the assumption that doing so will increase the odds of catching criminals.(Harris
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