Racial profiling Essay | Racial Profiling

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Racial Profiling

Summary: APA/Abstract: A vast number of African American motorists are stopped on highways for traffic violations than any other race, creating evidence that officers engage in a practice of targeting black motorists using an alleged traffic violation as a pretext to make a stop. The problem with racial profiling stems from our differences in the way people think about other races causing racial discrimination against another's race, and creates strife and loss of trust between African Americans, minorities and the police. Corrective action is being taken to reduce and eliminate unfair practices as new laws and policies are created to counter the disparity in vehicle stops and are evidenced by the decline of African American traffic stops.
Can we stop the unjust practice of racial profiling? Is it correct for Police Officers to stop a black driver for an alleged traffic offense to question and sometimes search the black driver? These questions provoke the need to understand racial profiling and racism along with what problems are involved and the possible solutions. Doesn't the use of race make sense? Isn't it really just good police work? The guarantee to all persons of equal protection under the law is one of the most fundamental principals of our democratic society. Our government must continue to evaluate the facts and take appropriate action to resolve this controversial issue.

Ever since the late 1970's profiling was associated with a method of interdicting drug traffickers (Data Collection Resource Center, n.d., para 3). The profiling provided not only a quick way to see evidence of concealment in the vehicle, but included age...

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