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Despite the civil rights victories of thirty years ago racial prejudice is reflected throughout the criminal justice system For people of color in cities large and small across the nation north and south east and west Jim Crow Justice is alive and well Is Jim Crow1 Racial profiling was and is a practice in traffic stops and searches Racial profiling is alive and well in todays society which it should be in some very finely studied instances to keep this world clear of violence terrorism and drugs Profiling is seen in everyday life Today the color of a persons skin makes that person a suspect in America Statistics show that on a fifty mile stretch of road in Maryland seventy-six percent of motorists stopped were black Expert says sting2 Nationally black and Hispanics are two times more likely to get their vehicles searched as whites People are judged by the color of their skin when it should be the content of their character unless reasons show otherwise obvious factors of breaking laws or creating violence Why not use characteristics to profile a person if in fact they are doing something wrong Businesses who adopt the policy of affirmative action in their hiring do have to look at the profiling of their applicants Certain jobs may be handed out to those on the basis of a personal characteristic Profiling of people does not necessarily insure that the most qualified person will be hired This is an example of profiling being a help or disadvantage to society If a person qualifies for a job then they should get that job they shouldnt be held back from that job due to there race On the other hand if a person has no skills in that area and receives the job it is hurting the business People say black is bad white is good Police operate on the basis of myths about drug-distribution Suspicion might lead
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