Stereotypes Of Racial Profiling

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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. Hispanics were 118% more likely than whites
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