Racial Profiling: the Elephant in the Room

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Racial Profiling: The Elephant in the Room Kumail Nanjiani once said, “It must be good to be white and just represent yourself and not your entire race”(Weatherspoon). For centuries, society has had definite stereotypes on people of different races. These trends can date back to slaves in Ancient Greece to right now in Baltimore. Racism has been a problem ever since one society viewed themselves as better than another. Stopping racism is essential for the mollification of international relations as well as the way people view each other in any country in the world. While many people don’t like to approach the subject while many others believe all our problems are fixed, racial profiling is a real problem for the people of the world and is necessary for world peace. If racial profiling is not addressed, society will become more biased and colored peoples will never achieve the equality they deserve. ACLU, the American Civil Liberties Union, explains that the US has entered a “post racial era”. Every day, people of color are targeted for searches for criminal activity and interrogations without evidence of criminal activity. In a survey conducted by the Washington post and the Black America’s Political Action Committee (BAPAC), they found that almost fifty percent of black people have suspected themselves of being racially profiled. This surprisingly high number is evidence of racism’s presence in today’s society. Supreme Court justice Marshall said it best in the 60s, the zenith of rascism in America,”[a] white man came up beside me in plain clothes with a great big pistol on his hip. And he said, Nigger boy, what are you doing here? And I said, Well I'm waiting for the train to Shreveport. And he said, There's only one more train comes through here, and that's the 4 o'clock, and you'd better be on it because the sun is never going down on a live nigger in this

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