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Ethnic Profiling

Arab Americans and Law Enforcement: Rights at Risk

James Zogby | Posted 01.10.2013 | World
James Zogby

In a democratic society based on constitutionally guaranteed rights, the role of law enforcement ought to be to help secure these rights for all citizens. This, for decades, has not been the case for Arab Americans.

Arab American Visitors Facing New Invasive Measures By Israeli Authorities

Omar Baddar | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Omar Baddar

The U.S. government has a serious responsibility here to tell Israel, a country that draws unprecedented (indeed, too much) military aid and diplomatic support from the U.S., that they must treat all our citizens with respect, regardless of their ethnic origin.

NYPD Surveillance Revisited

James Zogby | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

Where do we draw the line that separates the rights of persons from the over-reach of law enforcement. When do we conclude that the NYPD crossed the line and violated constitutionally protected freedoms and civil rights?

Steps the FBI Must Take to Remedy Misinformation Campaign About Arabs and Muslims

James Zogby | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

There must be an acknowledgment of the wrong that has been done to our communities and to our country's ability to respectfully engage with Arabs and Muslims. This is vital to our future as Americans.

NYPD: Shredding the Constitution

James Zogby | Posted 05.17.2012 | New York
James Zogby

Arab and Muslim immigrants have become increasingly fearful of law enforcement. Trust has been broken. And trust between the community and the police is the key to any successful crime prevention strategy.

Waiting in the Gray Areas

Hassan Jaber | Posted 02.08.2012 | Detroit
Hassan Jaber

When political leaders demonstrate that it's OK to tarnish an entire ethnic or religious group, xenophobic rhetoric enters the mainstream public discourse in a way that encourages intolerant and extreme reactions.

Andrea Stone

ACLU Accuses FBI Of Unconstitutional Mapping Of Ethnic, Racial Groups | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

The American Civil Liberties Union on Thursday accused the FBI of targeting racial, ethnic and religious groups for investigation by associating crimi...

Georgia Must Enact Anti-Profiling Laws

Azadeh Shahshahani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Azadeh Shahshahani

When I testified this month before the Special Joint Committee on Immigration Reform, a committee of 14 Republicans convened to draft legislative prop...

Why Johnny can't think critically

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Irene Monroe

School is now back in session, and our children's minds are impressionable vessels. We trust their teachers to take precious care of them. But can we...

Lucia Graves

Watchdog Groups Sue Over FBI's Ethnically Targeted Surveillance | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Watchdog groups filed suit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation Tuesday for failing to make public the details of a domestic surveillance progr...

Proof Positive: The Lobby Rules

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
MJ Rosenberg

You might think that former Secretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) Donna Shalala would be furious after being detained at Tel Aviv airport for the...

Immigration Reform: An Unbridgeable Gap?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

At some point, immigration reform will happen. But it will be ugly, and everyone will be at least a little disappointed, so don't get your hopes up.

Restoring the Fourth Amendment: How We the People Can Win Over Washington

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

With 2010 finding our government institutions tone deaf and disengaged on addressing our mounting constitutional crises, there have been few riper times for a transpartisan political offensive.

Ending Profiling: The Right Thing To Do

James A. Goldston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James A. Goldston

Far from contributing to the fight against terrorism, profiling reduces security by alienating some of the very communities who serve as sources of intelligence.

Educating for Democracy: Sinking Arizona

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

Crime prevention should not be made into an issue of ethnic profiling.

Inhofe: 'I Believe In Racial And Ethnic Profiling"

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) knows he's not politically correct, but he doesn't care: "I believe in racial and ethnic profiling," the GOP senator annou...

Inhofe: 'I Believe In Racial And Ethnic Profiling"

Washington Independent | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Not many senators are willing to own up to this, but here's Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) in today's Fort Hood hearing in the Armed Services Committee. ...

Dov Hikind, NY Assemblyman, Calls For Ethnic Profiling Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In the wake of this past weekend's attempted terror bombing, Brooklyn Assemblyman Dov Hikind plans to reintroduce his 2005 bill that would allow polic...

If Skip Gates Lived in China and Other Stories of Racial Profiling Around the World

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

In many parts of China, without the protection of an American passport, Ivy League credentials, diplomatic status or fame, dark skinned people find themselves branded as a drug dealers or worse.

Terrorist Ethnic Profiling In Europe Yielded 'No Convictions To Date': Study

Spiegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A new study has found that ethnic profiling is worse than useless when it comes to preventing terror attacks and has never led to a terrorism convicti...