Arguments Against Racial Profiling In The United States

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Every week there is a different story about an unarmed African American being shot to death by a white police officer. African Americans are twice as likely to be unarmed when killed during encounters with the police opposed as white people. According to a Guardian investigation which found 102 of 464 people killed so far this year in incidents with law enforcement officers were unarmed and not carrying weapons. When will it stop ?

An analysis of public records, local news report and Guardians reporting found that 32% of African Americans killed by police in 2015 were unarmed as were 25% of Hispanics and Latino Americans, compared with 15% of White Americans killed. Why is it that the African American deaths caused by police officers are doubled than White Americans ? Simple answer to that question is racial profiling and racism.

Racial profiling and racism exists everywhere in America. For hundreds of years we have been fighting to overcome racism and to become equal and sadly we still are seeking this. Yes, there were many improvements and challenges we have overcome, but we still have racism throughout America which is absolutely absurd. Racial profiling is a longstanding and deeply troubling national problem despite claims that the United States has entered a "post-racial era." …show more content…

Police Officers are here to comfort us when there is crime or we are afraid, not to make us afraid and try to intimidate us. The deaths of Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Walter Scott are evidence of longstanding problems with police racism and excessive violence. These men were all African Americans and unarmed. Each of these men had families, people who love and adore them. Their lives had mattered but was snatched away in a blink of an eye like a thief at night. Why? Why are minorities being forgotten? Why does it feel like we are walking targets? Why does it feel like it is hunting season for black

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