racial profiling

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racial profiling

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The use of a generalized suspicion based on race rather than evidence specific to the individual in policing and law enforcement activities.

racial profiling

n
(Law) government activity directed at a suspect or group of suspects based solely on race
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Noun1.racial profiling - a form of racism consisting of the (alleged) policy of policemen who stop and search vehicles driven by persons belonging to particular racial groups
racial discrimination, racialism, racism - discriminatory or abusive behavior towards members of another race
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On the contrary, they have supplied police with enough military hardware to wage several wars at a time, passed legislation that strips citizens of the basic rights that protect against all forms of police tyranny, given various agencies carte blanche to monitor citizens' every move and utterance, justified racist profiling and provided infinite funds to maintain a system of mass incarceration.
Their example of massive community participation gives new energy to a national comprehensive campaign to challenge surveillance, racist profiling, mass incarceration, police impunity--to organize block by block a movement capable of ending military occupation of all oppressed communities so they become self-determining with full human rights to life, housing, health, education and dignified employment.
An Post insisted the memo was not racist and did not amount to racist profiling, but the Equality Authority is seeking clarification and said action would be taken if the company is found in breach of the Act.