Racial Profiling Research Paper

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Understanding Racial Profiling
What is racial profiling? Racial profiling is the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. After slavery African- Americans were free but does that mean they were not discriminated by whites? They believed black people were not superior to their race and should not be treated the same. Racial profiling is an ineffective law enforcement strategy. Racial profiling isn't only about African-Americans, racial profiling deals with other ethnicity groups too such as Muslims.

There have been many cases of racial profiling throughout the times but not not many people know why it's caused. Police officers are forced to make arrest and when they cannot, it is much easier
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The public will no longer want to cooperate with the police. In Gallup's poll across America “A majority of Americans remain confident in the police, 52% currently express "a great deal" or "quite a lot" of confidence in that institution, tying the low in Gallup's 22-year trend. Therefore the public will not take laws as serious and more crimes will be committed. Targeting race also will harm communities of the profiled races. The violence that takes place is motivated by race which will spark up riots and even more fighting in the streets. “Caucasians are twice more likely to receive a verbal warning for their conduct in a vehicle when compared to African-Americans as they will receive a ticket or be arrested”, as stated in an article by The Leadership Conference. This distracts the law enforcement from using more useful approaches to solve this …show more content…
First there needs to be change in the attitudes and practices of the law enforcement. Once this happens, the relationship between police and citizens have to be much stronger. In an article written by The Wall Street Journal” Cities that have more trust in their police department seem to have lessened violence or crimes committed in their cities.” Police chiefs should encourage employers to monitor and address prejudice and discrimination in their department, doing this could help the cause to end racial profiling in police departments. In the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, “every individual is equal before and under the law and has the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of the law without discrimination and, in particular, without discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability.” This is written similar to the 14th amendment in the US constitution but it is much better because it directly says no discrimination based on