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 Racial Profiling is a national concern to a tremendous amount of people that live in the United States. Although it may be a concern, there are many people who believe the use of racial profiling could potentially help in the act of terrorism. Since the recent attacks in the United States and in other countries, racial profiling against Muslims has grown.  Just think, if we are fighting an enemy with a particular religious beliefs, that it won’t make sense to be on the lookout for people who share those features. In the article, “There is no need for the end of Racial Profiling Act” by Roger Clegg, he says his article shows how there is no problem with racial profiling as it keeps everyone in our economy save and aware of the surroundings. Clegg states, “If the police are hamstrung, those who will be hurt the most will be law-abiding people in high-crime areas, people who are themselves likely to be poor and African American.” The fact that there are racial difference in police stops may not be information or physical objects that clearly prove something. There is no proof that a cop pulling over a black man for speeding doesn’t mean he stopped him because of unfair treatment based on skin color, age, only because he treated or used in a very mean, unfair way the law of speeding. The amount of assuming certain races of people are more likely to commit crimes that happens has often been made to appear much bigger, worse, etc., than it really is. If someone breaks the law, it doesn’t matter on their race or family and cultural characteristics. They commited a crime and they need to be punished for it, whether it’s a speeding ticket, or being put in a jail. The argument is that a surprisingly big or small amount of street crime is committed by people who are young, and male, and black, and if you are all three then it makes perfect sense for the police to keep an especially well-developed eye on you, and pull you over more often, question you more carefully, and press you more aggressively to allow a search of your car. Despite the evidence that racial profiling could help keep the economy safe, it could also cause serious damage to those of different races. An article written by James A. Kowalski, “Racial Profiling Is Morally Wrong and Based on False Assumptions.” he shows proof of assuming certain races of people are more likely to commit crimes and harming community relations. With New York city being the most possible target for terror, Muslims can’t roam around the city without getting a quick look or people trying to move past them quickly. Racial information-gathering is given a reason to do something by fear of others. Public opinion had become strongly against assuming certain races of people are more likely to commit crimes especially. But those terrorist attacks tipped the balance toward re-creating from the imagination information-gathering as necessary to fight terrorism. Kowalski states, “That approach harms the NYPD’s ability to respond to threats in the future, since American Muslims are frequently the ones who alert law enforcement to potential threats.” The effect from September 11, 2001 showed a difference in public opinion and policy. The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has argued that such unfair treatment based on skin color, age, etc. abandons communities from police, interferes with community watching and checking by law officers efforts, and causes police to lose believability and trust among the people they are sworn to protect and serve. While racial profiling has an effect on citizens of color in general, it also strongly impacts children. Author, Courtney Bowie, explains how in her article, “Racial Profiling Targets Innocent Children”,  children of color are often targeted by others, based on the color of their skin, or clothing. If a student of color wore a sweatshirt, he would get judged and profiled as a gang member. But if a white student wore the same sweatshirt, he would not get any criticism for wearing the same shirt as the student of color. Bowie states, “Going to school in a hooded sweatshirt is common for teenagers throughout the country. However, students of color run the risk of being racially profiled by their teachers and the police for their apparel choices simply because they are not white.” The article shows how students of color and students of white still gets treated differently even though it’s been at least 20 years since kids were able to go to school as a mix. As a result of this, racial profiling by their teachers and police, those students’ lives are changed forever. Labeling them falsely as gang members unfairly criticised them in the eyes of others. Instead, it only discourages students of color from seeing the schoolhouse as a place of learning and it reminds them that they were born to be suspects rather than students.

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