Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Racial Profiling in U.S.

A new report from Amnesty International states that a "staggering number of people in the United States are subjected to racial profiling...Aproximately eighty-seven million Americans are at a high risk of being subjected to future racial profiling during their lifetime," and 32 million have already experienced it.

A problem which used to be most commonly referred to in a short-hand way as "Driving While Black" is now, according to the report, best characterized as "Driving, Flying, Walking, Worshipping, Shopping, or Staying at Home While Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, Muslim or of Middle Eastern Appearance."

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