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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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Not only do those detainees lack rights to a fair trial, but they continue to endure torture and abuse as the political class in America ignores the fact that most never committed any crimes against the United States- In a nutshell, the UN report elevates the suffering inflicted by America's domestic and foreign policies to the realm of international human rights: To be tortured, spied on, unjustly imprisoned, put in solitary confinement, indefinitely detained, extra judicially killed by the state, racially profiled, deprived of a home and criminalized for being homeless is to have one's basic human rights violated and dignity as a human demolished.
When he saw it, his face contorted in panic as it dawned on him that they had racially profiled the wrong people.
Henson says her 20-year-old son is transferring to Howard University after being racially profiled by police at the University of Southern California.
Evans, the only African- American among Eugene's elected officials, said he has been racially profiled in Eugene many times and worries for his four sons.
While it is impossible to provide a set answer regarding how to handle every potential situation where a person may be racially profiled, I have found reliable information in the book Driving While Black: Highways, Shopping Malls, Taxicabs, Sidewalks: How to Fight Back If You Are a Victim of Racial Profiling.
Louis, where civil rights groups have complained in the past that police racially profiled blacks, arrested a disproportionate number of blacks and had racist hiring practices.
It's simply because northeasterners are being racially profiled," questioned Boyes.
Jay-Z said he understood what it felt like to be racially profiled — but also didn't want to jump to unfair conclusions.
Jay-Z was being urged to end his partnership with Barneys following reports that black shoppers were racially profiled while purchasing items from the upscale department store.
From world-renowned African Americans such as Oprah Winfrey to Barneys shoppers Trayon Christian and Kayla Phillips, black consumers continue to be racially profiled as potential thieves, credit card fraudsters, or otherwise unable to legitimately afford high-end merchandise available for purchase.
She said she did not think Zimmerman racially profiled Martin and believed the teenager attacked Zimmerman first, the report said.
Prosecutors argued Zimmerman had racially profiled Martin and stalked the teen -- who was unarmed and had no criminal record -- despite being told by a police dispatcher not to follow him.