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.
Topic Sentence: How has criminal profiling and racial profiling affected the criminal justice system throughout the years? Claim: Criminal profiling and racial profiling have not had a great success rate through the years. At times, innocent people get detained due to matching characteristics of the suspect.
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 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.
The act of profiling is defined as the analysis of a person’s psychological and behavioral characteristics to help make generalizations/ assumptions about a person’s intent and or capability. An assumption is defined as something that has been accepted as being true without substantial evidence. These assumptions, then lead to what is known as racial profiling, which refers to a sort of discriminatory way in which an individual is targeted for suspicion in a crime based solely on that individual’s race, ethnicity, religion or national origin. Why make assumptions about a person without having substantial evidence? Why violate and/or humiliate an entire group of people based on an assumption?
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.
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.
minorities. There are other significant violent protest that turned into rioting though out America’s history dating back to the 1965-Watts riots, 1967 Newark riot, 2014 Ferguson Missouri riots, and 2015 Baltimore Maryland riots. The one unique resemblance between all races related rioting is the tension among urban communities and local authorities (Major Race Riots in the U.S., 2000-2016). Conclusion
As a young black male in 2017, our society has me racially profiled. Anytime they see a young black male like myself, eyebrows raise. Society does not view us as equals, they view us as a minority even though we are a majority. We are viewed as the ground the walk on. They think we will never amount to anything.
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.