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Stereotyping and Racial Profiling

Summary: Examines the issues of stereotyping and racial profiling. Defines each practice. Describes a personal incident involving racial profiling.
Stereotypes can be defined as sweeping generalizations about members of a certain race, religion, gender, nationality, or other group. They are made everyday in almost every society. We develop stereotypes when we are unable or unwilling to obtain all the information we would need to make fair judgments about people or situations. By stereotyping, we assume that a person or group has certain characteristics. Quite often, we develop these ideas about people who are members of groups with which we have not had firsthand contact. Stereotyping usually leads to unfair results, such as discrimination, racial profiling, and unnecessary violence, all behaviors which need to be stopped.

A few years ago, while going on vacation, I witnessed one particular count of stereotyping as I passed through an airport. Part of the security procedure in the terminal was to take people aside and search them individually, just after they had...

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