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Racial Profiling Racial profiling has been a very heated issue from past few years Race and location are the dominant characteristics authorities look at when engaging in this type of profiling The undeniable pattern of race-based stops by police is a dilemma that millions of African-American and Latino-American motorists regularly encounter on this countrys highways This phenomenon has been sardonically dubbed as being pulled over for DWB Driving While Black or Brown This play on words of DWI Driving While Intoxicated refers to the commonly employed police practice of using an alleged traffic violation as a pretext to stop any black or Hispanic motorist they suspect of being involved in criminal activity unrelated to driving These officers have no legal cause for carrying out the stop besides enforcing traffic regulations Being subjected to a DWB stop is according to House Representative John Conyers Jr an experience that virtually every African-American male has been subjected to American Civil Liberties Union online However when someone says that there is a difference between white and black people everyone is afraid they may offend someone or come across as a racist The basic fact is there are differences between races Every race is different is some way not white or black people This is not to say that one race is better or should be treated better Page 2 It is saying there is a difference for example each race has its own cultural background which can cause language barriers Also different races have different views on how things should be done and this can cause conflicts locally or nationally Although some observers claim that racial profiling doesnt exist there is a plenty of stories and statistics that document the practice One case where law enforcement officers were particularly bold in their declaration of intent involved US Forest Service officers in Californias Mendocino National Forest last year In an attempt to stop marijuana growing forest rangers were told
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