Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Racial Profiling

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Recently a Melbourne police officer, Frank Carter, was accused of racial profiling. He’s under investigation for pulling over African-Americans and accusing them of committing traffic violations they did not commit. In one case he pulled someone over for not having their headlights on and it was still day time. Police officers are expected to uphold the law and make every feel safe but instead of doing this some officers are abusing their power. I think that it is good he was caught and arrested because this shows other officers that racial profiling is taken very seriously and you will be punished for discriminating against others.

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Written by taishae

February 6, 2010 at 6:51 pm

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  1. As long as we still have segregated residential communities, this problem will not be going away anytime soon. I was watching “Obama’s America:2010 and beyond” and one Hispanic woman said that she was in a predominately white neighborhood where her friend lived and that she was visiting and a older white woman pulled up to the side of her in a car and asked her why she was there and that she looked as if she could be “casing” the place. Cops are still guilty of doing things similar to this. I know if I showed my face in a predominately white area, the same would happen to me.

    alyssa1965

    February 7, 2010 at 2:03 am


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