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.
Racial Profiling The Civil Rights Act of 1964, ended segregation and banned employment discrimination on the bias of race, color, and ethnicity. The act promotes equality to all people. Everyone has a right to feel and be equal. That is hard to do when someone is constantly being targeted because of the color of their skin.
It is evident that racial profiling exists in society, but it is how we address it now that will shape the future of our community and country. If we work to eliminate stereotypes, people will not be judged solely based on assumptions people make about them, whether it spans from citizens to police officers. We now must stand together in the fight to keep equality for all by attempting to halt institutional ethnic and racial profiling, before more tragic events
Racial profiling has become a national issue starting in 2015 (“Racial”). Judging someone for their race has been a problem ever since a minority group has been noticed. Racial profiling has spread over all over the world. Racial profiling has been a problem through the years, if the human race can learn what racial profiling is, advantages of the profiling, and the disadvantages.
In this article, the authors examine the research of how the criminal justice system forms racial profiling in the United States as incarceration increases. The authors use longitudinal data to find information of how one’s skin color can affect one’s punishments compared to someone who is white due to the stereotypes that revolve around their race. As they further investigate they found that “there is a stereotypical link between race and crime” (Saperstein et al., 2014) as arrest and the consequences associated with the crime are increased to people who are minorities. The article strongly suggests an extensive impact on increased policing and rise of incarceration on racialization and stereotyping with results of groups, police judgments
Racial Profiling is when a certain ethnicity is categorized into police and society. This is important because people are prone to judge and label a person for their race. “Since the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001, security profiling has targeted people of Arab descent or those who are believed to be Muslims. ”(Racial Profiling). Recently racial profiling has been an issue in the media and local facilities.
Certain ethnic communities are targets of racial profiling and create harmful stereotypes. An article titled "Racial Profiling: Is racial profiling a necessary police practice?" presented statistics stating the percentage of people stopped and frisked by New York police in 2011. The statistics stated that 52.9% of those stopped were African American, 33.7% were Latino, and 9.3% were white. Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Patricia Waren writers of "Racial Profiling Leads to Discrimination" conducted research on traffic stops and police searches. In their article they discussed their findings and noted, "The most recent data (for 2007) shows African Americans were 78% more likely than whites to be searched.
Racial Profiling in America Racial profiling is defined as refers to the targeting of particular individuals by law enforcement authorities based not their behavior, but rather their personal characteristics ( The Leadership conference) . This is another mechanism for racial discrimination backed by the law. According to the The Leadership conference, racial discrimination is not solely on race, but based on religion, ethnicity and national origin.
Respondents were asked the following question: racial profiling is said to exist when people are stopped, questioned or searched by the police because of their racial characteristics, not because of their individual behaviour or their actions. In your opinion, is racial profiling a problem in Canada or not? The results suggest that black Canadians are much more likely to perceive racial profiling as a major social problem than their Chinese and White counterparts. Indeed, 6 out of 10 black respondents (57%) view racial profiling in Canada as a ‘ big problem ’ , compared to only 21% of white and 14% of Chinese respondents.
A social problem that greatly effects the African American community is racial profiling. This problem is caused a history of racism and prejudice in American society and its criminal justice system. Racial profiling is a way for police officers to attain their quota for tickets or arrests by heavily patrolling communities heavily populated by minorities and targeting them. This results in a high number of African Americans, as well as Hispanics, being ticketed or sent to jail for minor offenses or crimes. One such offense is the possession of marijuana, where statistics have shown that Blacks and Hispanics have disproportionately been arrested for this offense compared to White people in New York City.