racial profiling


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racial profiling

n.
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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I was free in my jail cell to watch all the fiery speeches of our leaders, who were very passionately speaking out against the racial profiling by the military, para-military and police forces of the Pashtuns.
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Racial profiling is detrimental to nation-building.
In December, Attorney General Eric Holder gave a speech at a church in Atlanta declaring that the Department of Justice would be introducing new policies to "help end racial profiling once and for all.
Racial profiling of Middle Easterners has been on the rise particularly since 9/11, and even more so recently in light of the fight against the Islamic State.
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