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Pros and Cons of Racial Profiling Despite the civil rights victories of 30 years ago official racial prejudice is still reflected throughout the criminal justice system For people of color in cities large and small across this nation north and south east and west Jim Crow justice is alive and well Today skin color makes you a suspect in America It makes you more likely to be stopped more likely to be searched and more likely to be arrested and imprisoned Tens of thousands of 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 the War on Drugs that has given police a pretext to target people who they think fit a drug courier or gang member profile We must put an end to the practice of racial profiling For example SeptemberOctober 1998 Media Blackface Racial Profiling in News Reporting By Mikal Muharrar Racial profiling--the discriminatory practice by police of treating blackness or brownness as an indication of possible criminality--has lately been the focus of frequent legal or legislative action resulting in a significant amount of coverage in the mainstream news media eg New York Times 5898 51098 Nightline 53198 Time 61598 The coverage of police racial profiling has been fairly accurate and balanced Yet while the mainstream media continues to cover police racial profiling they have generally failed to acknowledge their own practice of media racial profiling And when it has the result has been more cover-up than coverage Saturday April 21 1147 PM EDT New York Police Gang Unit Targets Hip-Hop Community Brian Hiatt with additional reporting by Joe DAngelo The New York City Police Department has a message for the citys hip-hop community were watching you Based on what
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