300359810 Mrs. Fahey ERWC 12-Period 2 14 September 2015 Racial Profiling Racial discrimination is becoming a major problem in today 's society. Our nation is facing problems based on the discrimination on race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. Racial profiling is a clear violation of the civil rights of the United States.
Racially Biased Policing in South Carolina Racially biased policing is a frightening social problem that I will be discussing on my research paper. First I would like to state that by having a better understanding of racially biased policing will allow the readers to have knowledge of this social problem at hand. Racially means the races of humankind; biased means an unjust treatment toward someone; and policing is an authority adult male or female, who can take away your freedom or life if given profitable cause. From this it is safe to determine that racially biased policing are authorities who prejudice against people who are poor and of color. I will discuss those purposes of racially biased policing throughout this research paper.
Kamaya Williams Professor Childree ENC 1102, 9 AM 20 March, 2018 Racial Profiling Within the Workplace The literal definition of racial profiling is the process of using race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. From the 1700’s to today, racial profiling has developed into a significant social issue in America. Racial profiling became more prominent in America after the 9/11 attack.
Racial profiling has become a worldwide epidemic. Within law enforcement circles and its practices, has become a contentious issue. It occurs every day, in cities and towns across the country, where law enforcement and private security target minorities without evidence of criminal activities. Law enforcement is responsible for humiliating and frightening these groups with: detentions, interrogations, and searches. It can be triggered based on perceived race, ethnicity, origin, or religion.
Only one officer is charged for every one thousand people killed (“5 Facts”). People would think, a murder is a murder, therefore all cops should be charged just like any civilian would be charged. There has been many cases here in the United States, where a white police officer shoots and kills a minority, but never gets charged with it. Knowing police officers never get charged or into trouble, minorities start feeling police officers will do what they want since they know they will not get into trouble. This starts making people feel law enforcement is racist and unfair, making minorities not be able to trust them.
The purpose of the “Black or Blue: Racial Profiling and Representative Bureaucracy” article was to examine the relationship between the passive and active representation of the race in the police department, particularly in the policy area of racial profiling. The authors, Wilkins and Williams, analyzed 168,901 data collected from the vehicle stops recorded by the San Diego Police Department in the months of 2000 to measure the racial disparity among officer’s divisions. There were eight divisions: North, Northeast, East, Southeast, Central, West, South, and Mid-City. The question lies, does organizational socialization strip the racial identity of police officers, changing them from “black and blue” to simply “blue” and limiting their provision
A problem I would like to solve is the prevalent racial inequality in the United States today. African Americans and Hispanics are the most underserved racial groups in American society. About 45% of African Americans and 46% of Hispanics live in episodic poverty (defined as poverty lasting less than three years). Over 15% of African Americans are unemployed, and they make up 40% of the prison population in America. This is a shocking statistic, as only 13% of the United States ' population is African American.
We live in a society where ethnic minorities are target for every minimal action and/or crimes, which is a cause to be sentenced up to 50 years in jail. African Americans and Latinos are the ethnic minorities with highest policing crimes. In chapter two of Michelle Alexander’s book, The Lockdown, we are exposed to the different “crimes” that affects African American and Latino minorities. The criminal justice system is a topic discussed in this chapter that argues the inequality that people of color as well as other Americans are exposed to not knowing their rights. Incarceration rates, unreasonable suspicions, and pre-texts used by officers are things that play a huge role in encountering the criminal justice system, which affects the way
Despite claims by some that civil rights for racial minorities have been fully achieved in the United States, racial disparities in the criminal justice process remain and appear to be expanding (Leadership Conference on CivilRights,2001).Racialdisparitiesexistateachphaseofcriminaljustice processing, and it is the police who are the gatekeepers to that process (Barlow & Barlow, 2000; Chambliss, 2001; Cole, 1999; Mauer, 1999; Miller, 1996). As a result of decades of Supreme Court decisions limiting restrictions on law enforcement, police have tremendous discretion with respecttosearchandseizureinthecontextoftrafficstops(see,forexample, Maryland v. Wilson , 1997; NewYork v. Belton , 1981; Ohio v. Robinette , 1996; Pennsylvania v. Mimms , 1977; United States
Human Rights refers to the basic rights and privileges that all people are entitled to regardless of their sexual orientation, religion, cultural or ethnic background, or physical attributes or abilities. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 ended all state and local law requiring segregation. Since then, legally racism has ended, yet the mindset of many American citizens is that the white race is superior. People still feel the need to fight for their rights through riots and protests. America needs to take the time to see, listen, and feel what people are experiencing.
For that reason, an officer has the power to stop a vehicle based on reasonable suspicion/mistake of fact that a crime has been committed (Schwinn 2014). Reasonable suspicion also incorporates the ideology of a reasonable mistake of fact. Unfortunately, minorities, especially African Americans are more likely to be affected by these instances or incidents. Previous studies conclude that these attacks or incidents involving law enforcement and unarmed African-American men are possibly influenced by racial prejudice (Raasch and Perron 2014). Cases of unarmed black men are not only increasing, but they are also threatening to the public, especially the black community.