Racial Profiling In America Essay

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James A. Forbes, an interdenominational minister in New York, once said, “When people rely on surface appearances and false racial stereotypes, rather than in-depth knowledge of others at the level of the heart, mind and spirit, their ability to assess and understand people accurately is compromised.” Forbes is saying that many humans judge by the color of the skin on the outside, rather than the fact that there is no difference on the inside. Humans also rely on the actions of those before that person with the same skin color. Unfortunately, humans do not try to get to know who a person really is and the personality of that person, they just assume that all African Americans are alike and not their own person. Statistics state that minority…show more content…
Racial profiling is inconsistent with the core values and principles of fairness and justice in America. Racial profiling does not fit into the values America has desired over the years, since 1788. Americans need to realize the impact the 14th Amendment needs to have on America. The 14th Amendment states “that all persons have equal protection.” Americans know that they have equal rights and should be treated equally by law enforcement no matter the color of their skin. Americans must always remember the 6th Amendment, which states the right to a fair and speedy trial. This conclusion was arrived at because of the fact that racial profiling has been going on for years and in the past two years has become more prevalent in society. It also can make Americans think about what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said in his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. He said, “I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted and every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made plain and the crooked places will be made straight, and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together.” Americans should join to together to shape the country back to how the ancestors in America envisioned it for the
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