Racial profiling occurs when the police target someone for investigation on the basis of that persons race, national origin, or ethnicity. Examples for profiling are the use of race to determine which drivers to stop for minor traffic violations and the use of race to determine which motorists or pedestrians to search for contraband. Racial profiling is prevalent in America. Despite the civil rights victories of 30 years ago, official racial prejudice is still reflected throughout the criminal Justice system. For people of my color in cities larger and smaller across the nation, north, south, east, west, Jim Crow justice is still alive and well.
We as a whole need to stand together to fight racism no matter what kind it is. Today skin color makes you a suspect in America.
It makes you more likely to be stopped, and more likely to be searched, and most likely to be arrested and Imprisoned. By being of another skin color it gives grounds of suspicion by law enforcement officials.
Tens of thousands oi innocent motorists on highways across the country are victims of racial profiling. And these discriminatory police stops have reached epidemic proportions in recent years fueled by war on drugs that has given police a pretext to target people who think fit a drug courier or gang member profiling, The pervasiveness of racial profiling by the police in the enforcement of our nations drug laws is consequence of the escalating the so call war on drugs.
Drug use and drug selling are not confined to racial and ethnic minorities in the US; indeed five times as many whites uses drugs.
But the war on drugs has; since its earliest days targeted people of color. Other people see us as the reason the drugs are here, but if you do your research it will show that the black man did not bring it here. The racial issues have gone from bad to worst that is because we are not doing anything to change the system, The media portray us as the worst in mankind, and we make ourselves look that way by not fighting for our rights. The thing that is a bother is that we are Just sitting and taking the criticism that other people put out about us.
People of other backgrounds dont know what the issues and other situations we have to go through to survive in this racist world. In conclusion. I would like to send a message out to my brothers and sisters; stand up for your rights and fight for what you believe in. We have come a long way from were we were 30 years ago, but we have a lot of work to do. We have to be proud of who we are and where we come from. The more we fight for our rights the better the system Will be towards us. We have the NAACP a group that believes in non- violence and also equal rights for all.