Essay On Racial Profiling Of Youth And The Failure Of Justice

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Racial Profiling of Youth and the Failure of Justice For those who haven’t experienced racial profiling, or know someone that has been a victim of it, the issue may seem nothing more than annoying noise in their ears. However, the reality is that racial profiling has consequences, which results in emotional, physiological, and physical damage. The ones that are the most at risk are the youth of color. Racial profiling is harmful because it creates mistrust in law enforcement, hostile environment in the educational system, and social tension in communities. As any other social issue, racial profiling has its own history dating back to the 1700s. During this time period most African Americans were slaves and the freed slaves needed to prove that with papers. In South Carolina law patrols chased down African Americans, and racially profiled them based on their color. Law Enforcement abused, interrogated and harassed many of the free African American. After the …show more content…

The media tends to cover only a small number of incidents, only after they become sensationalized. The tragedy becomes sensationalized after a prof of brutality such as video goes viral on social media. However, media doesn’t forget to report on youth of color as perpetrators of violence. Nevertheless, they don’t show that youth from ten to twenty four years old are the victims of murder by law enforcement, which is nineteen times more than non Hispanic White Americans (Silverman, p. 2). Other researches capture the deadly force of law enforcement and the lives taken by their hand. According to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings in Ryan Gabrielson article “Deadly Force, in Black and White”: “The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of

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