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Black or White Allison Davi Picture this hypothetical situation A black man and a white man both driving during the day time The white man is driving directly in front of the black man at 72 mph clearly speeding while the black man is driving at 46 mph both in a 45 mph speed limit zone Sirens begin to blare as the red and blue lights emerge from the side of the road The black man relieved that someone is going to finally stop this maniac driver in front of him pulls over the side of the road to allow the police officer to pass him To his surprise the light skinned police officer stops behind his car as the white man swerves off into the distance The police officer slowly strides up to the window of the black mans car and shines a flashlight right in his eye Going 46 in a 45 clearly speeding he says What if there were children around Butbutthat man in front of me did you The black man is immediately cut off by the police officer Are you arguing with me No sir I was just pointing out that that man in front of me was going way faster Are you saying that I am wrong I am just saying that Thats it Enough of you Get out of the car Were taking you in You blacks are all the same Now that is incredibly unfair It would be nice to say that this hypothetical situation is completely hypothetical but I then I would be lying This is labeled as racial profiling which is most commonly known as the discriminatory practice by police of associating one race with certain stereotypes unfairly Racial profiling occurs repeatedly among police schools and media and varies with each situation In police racial profiling individual officers act on racial stereotypes against racial minorities most prominently African Americans For example blacks
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