Prejudice And Racial Profiling

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When analyzing a concept like racial profiling, it is essential to attempt to determine why the practice exists in the first place, what the structures are that enable the practice to continue to exist, and what sort of effect these factors have on society. Racial profiling is a self-perpetuating cycle that is deeply embedded in our cultures old and traditional ways of thinking. This ingrained racism enables racial profiling, which enables racism and so forth. As the US Department of Justice explains, it “perpetuates[s] negative racial stereotypes that are harmful to our rich and diverse democracy, and materially impair[s] our efforts to maintain a fair and just society (US Department of Justice, 2003). Jones comments on this saying that racial

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