The United States faces many challenges today. In today’s society, racial profiling and terrorism would be at the top of the list. Racial profiling is widespread and has tremendous effects on the communities of color, national origin, and ethnicity. With the heightened awareness of terrorism in the United States, citizens have become fearful of other races and ethnicities.
The discussion of hate crime has been very delicate over the past few months, from ISIS to police brutality. In this paper situations involving hate crime will be discussed such as the background; history of hate crime like the holocaust; special groups and genders that get “hated” on such as blacks, Hispanics, Muslims, and Jews; examples of hate crime; prominent figures like Donald Trump and his anti- Muslim and anti-immigrant policies as well as news pieces of hate crime; groups for and against other races like the black lives matter movement; statistics of hate crime and hate groups in the U.S.; the argument that
Before the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, our country had gone through the policing eras of “the political, reform, and community with the four different policing models of traditional, community policing, problem-oriented and zero-tolerance” (Oliver, 2006, p. 49). The attack caused major changes in policing for several reasons. The main reason was a fear by the citizens of another major attack. In 2004 several polls were conducted to measure the fear factor of general
It is said that every person is innocent until proven guilty, and not the other way around. It is also said that when officials use profiling, it puts off the wrong message that they are blaming entire communities only because few have committed a crime, like Muslims with terror attacks. These actions go against the constitutional rights given to every American. Racial Profiling“... is inconsistent with America 's core constitutional principles of equality and fairness.” (Nomani and Abbas).
In the United States of America today, racial profiling is when an individual is accused of committing a crime because of their race. There has been a lot of conversation about this topic whether racial profiling is okay or it’s considered as being racist and law enforcement can not stop and search someone because of their race. Racial profiling is a bad idea because people are being judged and might feel harassed because of their race. In an essay “Everything Isn’t Racial Profiling” written by Linda Chavez explains how Arab people are being discriminated at airports simply because they are Arab.
Introduction The conflict between the white ruling class and minorities such as blacks is an ongoing issue in America. As a minority group, Muslims in America are experiencing similar issues as Blacks. Muslim Americans experience stereotyping, prejudice, and discrimination which causes a big hatred towards Muslims. Islam religion and Muslims are misrepresented by politicians, by media and by other forms of press publication.
In conclusion, the idea of racial profiling and the issues on racism in today’s society calls attention to sustain peace and ethnic equality within communities all across the nation and around the world. It is important to acknowledge that the main solution to change the issues on racial profiling and racism is among the duties of government authorities, law enforcement officials, and the people of a nation. Everyone, of any race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, or authority needs to understand that our voices and actions are capable of fixing the issues of racial injustice into a more fair environment to all people of color. Therefore, it is up to our knowledge and actions to help people understand that the solution to obtain racial equality
There are three to examines: the fact and legitimacy of racial profiling, the redeployment of orientalist tropes, and the relationship between citizenship, nation, and identity. In order to racial profiling, people in US tend to seek male noncitizens between the ages of 18-33 from “Middle Eastern” or “Islamic” countries or countries with some suspected tie to Al-Qaeda are more likely to be terrorists. The majority were identified by the US government as based solely on perceptions of their racial, religious backgrounds, and ethnic identity. Before the terror 9/11 happened, people do not have concern and even stereotypes about Eastern Asian such as Pakistani, Somalian, and Muslim, on the other hand, exaggerated racial profiling since the terror 9/11 as terrorists might be the movement to provoke a rethinking of real citizenship about them in the United States of
Racial profiling focused on Muslims, immigrants and prisoners for counter-terrorism. Problem of immigration has to be combated, and racial profiling decreases illegal immigration There is no such thing as racial profiling, just plain racism (Aranda, 2015). i. Violation of human rights, racial profiling is human devaluation.
Racial Profiling and the disproportionate use of police force are controversial political issues. Debates on racial bias in policing continue to reverberate across the country making headlines, aside from the importance of the debate on racial profiling and police use of force, such events create intergroup conflict, foreground stereotypes and trigger discriminatory responses. A serious issue in today’s society is the rising tension between the police force and the community which has developed through racial profiling and police brutality. In New York City, the controversial “stop, question, and frisk” policy was endorsed by some as essential for reducing crime rates (MacDonald 2001) and challenged by others as racially biased with a heavy burden placed on affected individuals and communities (Fagan et al. 2010).
We see it in schools, politics and even in major travel sits such as airports. “For one thing, I travel a great deal and it seems to me, each time I enter US airport security, that the terrorists have won, because now I cannot pass any flight—whether for an hour or for two days—without having my entire body subjected to a search, scan, and/or pat” (Wadud 701). These invasive searches have been reportedly subjected to the Muslim coming into America. It starts with just one look, the look of a Hijab or a Turban. This is considered to be racial profiling yet it is not corrected in the law it goes on each and every day.
According to an article on CNN, Muslims only make up less than one percent of the American population (Yan). This number can be surprising to many Americans because of what they see and hear on media. There are many misconceptions about Muslims in our society that is causing hate towards them. Through a personal story in Suzanne Barakat’s speech titled “Islamophobia killed my brother. Let’s end the hate” she effectively shows how bigotry against Muslims is a problem in society.