Racial Profiing

“Racial profiling” is the use of race or ethnicity in determining whether someone has committed an offense. A few cases of racial profiling that have received widespread attention in the last few years can be read about here: Starbucks just the latest accused of racial profiling https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2018/04/15/starbucks-just-latest-accused-racial-profiling-retail/518844002/ Is racial profiling illegal? In Florida, yes, but not in every state. One notorious example of racial profiling is the “stop-and-frisk” policy of New York City that steadily increased from 2002 to 2013. Read more about the policy here: ·         “I got tired of hunting black and Hispanic people” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/06/nyregion/nyc-police-subway-racial-profiling.html ·         Stop-and-frisk data https://www.nyclu.org/en/Stop-and-Frisk-data ·         NYPD is disbanding a unit that is the last chapter of stop-and-frisk https://www.nbcnews.com/news/all/nypd-disbanding-unit-last-chapter-stop-frisk-n1231135 For this assignment, consider the materials above and read about the experiences of people who were subject to the stop-and-frisk policy in NYC here: 6  people describe being stopped and frisked when Bloomberg was mayor of NYC https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3a85nn/stop-and-frisk-mayor-bloomberg-nyc-personal-stories Answer the following in at least a paragraph: What is “racial profiling?” How does the “stop-and-frisk” policy in New York City utilize racial profiling? What percentage of people who are stopped and frisked are innocent? Choose one story from the 6 offered in the VICE News article above that stands out to you. What happened in this case? What does it suggest to you about the stop-and-frisk policy? Discuss fully in at least a paragraph.

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