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1 Mikal Muharrar of Extra defines racial profiling as the discriminatory practice by police of treating blackness or brownness as an indication of possible criminality Which in fact has lately been the focus of frequent legal or legislative action resulting in a significant amount of coverage in the mainstream news media In contrast the Daily Illini cites that racial profiling is generally thought of as the targeting of blacks more than whites in traffic stops or accusing blacks of crimes on the basis of race alone The issue of racial profiling is more complicated than that conception it can include people of many backgrounds in many different situations But experts say the line between using race as a sole factor can cause confusion about the definition of racial profiling The US Department of Justice defines racial profiling as a police-initiated action that relies on the race ethnicity or nation of origin rather than the behavior of an individual that leads the police to a particular individual who has been identified as being or having been engaged in criminal actionSchencker Brenner The Daily Illini However according to the American government text racial profiling is the practice of the police identifying people as potential criminals on the basis of their race or ethnicity Kenneth Meeks Driving While Black is a written source on racial profiling towards all races not just minorities It narrows points on such profiling happening while driving on highways shopping in malls and department stores hailing for taxi cabs and living an everyday life while being black Meeks Driving While Black clearly defines the system officially known as CARD class age race and dress and offers advice about how to handle potentially life-threatening situations with the police as well as recourse for readers who suspect their civil rights have been denied due to racial profiling However the book is not just for those of color but for anyone who likes to wear
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