Outcry Against Racial Profiling

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Martin Luther King Jr., perhaps the most influential civil rights spokesperson, famously said in his I Have a Dream speech, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Whether racial disparities and systematic discrimination exists in the judicial system has long been the subject of discussion and debate. Begging the question is if the very law enforcement in charge of “Protecting and Serving”, are the very ones’ abusing and enslaving. Important to consider the various arguments of the prejudicial treatment of the supposed law enforcement, this essay exams multiple sources and points of view, such as a survey of “80,000 civilians ... in 2002, an identical proportion of white, black, and Hispanic drivers—9 percent—were stopped by the police in the previous year." …show more content…
Additionally, conservative and arguer of the outcry against racial profiling, Heather MacDonald, states how “…despite the outcry against racial profiling, there is little evidence that police engage in the practice… it is wrong for police to stop or search individuals based solely on their race, it is permissible to use race as one of several factors in deciding whether to stop an individual,” Furthermore, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rebuts the pervasive and inappropriate profiling by stating, "Many racial profiling victims walk away with traffic tickets, but too often for others the outcome of racial profiling is