Hate crimes are something that has been occurring since old times in forms of things such as slavery, and to an even more extreme extent, The Holocaust. On an opposite note, some criminals have been locked away because of the quick elimination of possible suspects in a case due to racial profiling. In recent news, there is a new immigration law in Arizona. This law states that any legal immigrant within the state must carry documents to identify their status. Governor Rick Perry thinks that laws like this can encourage unconstitutional racial profiling.
Yes many of these rules are for safety purposes and help make sure that nothing like 9/11 ever happens again, but many people feel that some of the rules they have produced can be very racial and offensive. One major rule is that if you are flying to or within the United States and you have the same first name, last name, or birthday and a known terrorist you will have to go through further inspection before boarding your plane if you are even entitled to board the plane. During the further inspection, police officers will do background checks, and go through every item in your luggage before you are allowed boarding the
Ethnocentrism can be detrimental to a society, because it can lead to false accusitions about a certain group of people, like the Muslims today. When people think of Muslims, the automatically think they are a terriost. All muslims aren’t terrorist and have a lot to offer this world, but we tend to label them as a terrorist because of the media and society. 3. Define emigration and immigration.
More than a third of the American public suspects that federal officials assisted in the 9/11 terrorist attacks or took no action to stop them so the United States could go to war in the Middle East, according to a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll. The national survey of 1,010 adults also found that anger against the federal government is at record levels, with 54 percent saying they "personally are more angry" at the government than they used to be. Widespread resentment and alienation toward the national government appears to be fueling a growing acceptance of conspiracy theories about the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Suspicions that the 9/11 attacks were "an inside job" _ the common phrase used
(2015, January). The Fear of Counterterrorism: Surveillance and Civil Liberties Since 9/11. Society, 52(1), 70-79 doi: 10.1007/s12115-014-9855-1 This article describes some of the negative out comes of 9/11. In this country Arabs/Muslims experienced racism and racial profiling. Even those Arab Americans who were already incarcerated experienced unjust treatment by police officers.
People from immigration started going to people`s houses especially Muslims to check if they are legal to live in this country or not. The United States also secured the American and Mexican border. They feared that the terrorists would have a great chance in entering America through the Mexican border. All this change had made it very hard for Muslim’s
Many of the feelings of fear and suspicion that were seen after Pearl Harbor are just as real in our society. “The exile and incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II remains strikingly relevant today, as the precedents established then have become meaningful in the post-9/11 world and the ongoing "war on terrorism. "” (Austin & Rosenzwig page 327) Our nation should take caution against taking extreme action against honest, hardworking American Muslims; some of whom fight against terrorism alongside of the rest of the American military. Our nation should not impose the same hurt and unjust actions that are “covered up” from World War II. We, as a nation, should learn the full and true history of our great nation for many reasons.
It would make more sense and be more efficient to only be interested in the white males that are in the area. Some negative aspects of racial profiling are the reinforcement of racial stereotypes and preconceived notions about certain racial or ethnic groups. When people think that the TSA are targeting Muslim men, this could help to reinforce Islamophobia. Often times racial profiling will help justify irrational fears and notions that someone may have about people of a different race. A real life example given by the ACLU is “In December 2001, an American citizen of Middle Eastern descent named Assem Bayaa cleared all the security checks at Los Angeles airport and attempted to board a flight to New York.
Many individuals in the United States including Middle-Eastern males have been a subject to racial profiling. Racial profiling has increased dramatically since September 11th, 2001 and Homeland Security has deliberately wasted valuable time and resources when profiling ethic individuals of terrorist activities. As the director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office Caroline Fredrickson once said, “Racial and ethnic profiling are not only wrong, but they don’t work. The time and resources spent by DHS rounding up, interrogating and investigating innocent American immigrants could have been spent dealing with actual threats to our country” (ACLU). Another type of racial profiling occurred when Homeland Security and law enforcement officials passed a law indicating U.S citizenship was one of a job requirement for certain job position.
Everyone from the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting to President Obama has their views on this topic. Since many mass murders have taken place in the United States of America, the citizens of the country have asked for stricter gun control laws. However, they are looking at this problem the wrong way. Making stricter gun control laws are not what we need to do; what we need to do is to find a way to protect and assist the people of the U.S.A. at the same time. What is a black market?