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Racial Profiling

Enough With the Profiling Already!

Wardah Khalid | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Wardah Khalid

Since when did dissatisfaction with certain aspects of the government indicate one was disloyal to the U.S.? Many Americans oppose government policies, such as Obamacare, TSA regulations, immigration policy, and abortion, but that does not automatically equate them to a high threat.

Lutherans Adopt 'The Church and Criminal Justice: Hearing the Cries'

Norma Cook Everist | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Norma Cook Everist

The statement affirms the fundamental principles of the U.S. criminal justice system, such as due process of law and the presumption of legal innocence, and it also recognizes serious deficiencies.

Racial Profiling in America

Ben Jealous | Posted 10.19.2013 | Black Voices
Ben Jealous

There are a number of concrete steps that are being taken to help fight racial profiling in New York City, across the federal government, and on the state level.

'I Worry for My Kids': Race Panic, Jewish Memory and Jewish Amnesia

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 10.15.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

As long as Mayor Bloomberg refuses to delineate between young men of color and "the criminals," he is trading in the same fear mongering used in the not-too-recent past to demonize young Jewish men.

Justice Prevails, Racial Profiling Must End

Camille Rivera | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

Over the years, I and countless other New Yorkers have heard far too many horror stories of young men of color being stopped, humiliated, embarrassed and disrespected for no good reason.

Stop and Frisk

Robert Koehler | Posted 10.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Koehler

Stopping crime before it happens is a great idea, but stopping young men for "walking while black" -- touted by true believers as the same thing -- is a game played by an occupying army.

Eating While Brown

Juan Cartagena | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices
Juan Cartagena

Did you know that in Frederick County, Maryland until last week it was practically a crime to eat in public without lawful immigration papers? Fortunately, last week a federal appeals court stopped this unjust police practice in a challenge by a courageous Latina woman named Roxana Orellana Santos.

Mayor Bloomberg Should Learn From the Federal Court's Rejection of the NYPD's Stop and Frisk Policies

Keith Rushing | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Keith Rushing

We all know that a very small number of people are responsible for committing violent crimes in New York City. And because the majority of those suspected and arrested for violent crimes happen to be black and Latino, that fact should not give license to Bloomberg to demean and humiliate young black and Latino males.

If Only Billionaires Were Stopped and Frisked

Nida Khan | Posted 10.14.2013 | New York
Nida Khan

The amount of taxpayer money spent on these incidents is enough to make anyone's head spin. It's simply out of control. And it might be time for the Mayor and Police Commissioner Kelly to accept the reality that police officers need to be retrained and an outside monitor must be established.

The Future of Genetic Privacy

Dov Fox | Posted 10.13.2013 | Politics
Dov Fox

That our DNA could serve as an eyewitness has powerful implications, beyond individual privacy, for the pervasive role of race in the investigation of crime.

White on White Crime

Jasmine Rand | Posted 10.11.2013 | Black Voices
Jasmine Rand

Racial profiling is an anti-intellectual epidemic that endangers white Americans at the same rate as the minority persons it seeks to oppress, and is as scientifically valuable as the concept of the world being flat.

Americans, Let's Talk -- And Act -- On Race and Justice

Christine Pelosi | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

We knew the verdict was coming; still, the reality of it was a punch in the gut for millions of Americans who hoped that George Zimmerman's killing the unarmed Trayvon Martin would end with conviction. What is to be done?

One In 25 Americans Was Arrested In 2011

Radley Balko | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

We've heard a lot of talk lately about mass incarceration, the stop-and-frisk policies in New York, reforming the drug laws, and mandatory minimum sen...

Dream Defenders Florida Take Over Enters Week Four

Bill Quigley | Posted 10.06.2013 | Politics
Bill Quigley

They are an inspiring and organized black and brown student movement going into week four of their sit in and occupation of the Florida governor's office. They are demanding changes in Florida laws which criminalize young black and brown people.

Reflections After Fruitvale Station : Part III

Atiba Madyun | Posted 10.05.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Every night there was another homicide. Congress wanted more police officers. D.C. couldn't hire them fast enough.

Chicago Judge: 'Strong Showing' Of Racial Profiling In Drug Stings

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO — The chief judge of U.S. District Court in Chicago has questioned whether the federal government in a drug case racially profiled Afric...

The Effects of Living In My Skin

Yirssi Bergman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Black Voices
Yirssi Bergman

When people insist that we are making a big deal out of nothing when it comes to race, and that race is no longer part of people's consciousness, they eliminate a chance for open conversation.

LAPD Launches Mediation Program Targeting Racial Bias

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices

As issues about race and racial profiling become more of a frequent topic of conversation across America, an announcement on Tuesday from the Los Ange...

Young, Black, Jewish and Profiled

Diane Tobin | Posted 09.29.2013 | Religion
Diane Tobin

The fact that the majority of modern Jewish emigration came from Central and Eastern Europe created the mistaken perception in America that Jews are only white. We feared that Jonah would be forced to choose between his racial and religious identities.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Racial Profiling Bill Looks For Boost From Trayvon Martin Outrage | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to seize on the renewed national debate over race and discrimination following the trial of George Zimmerman, two Democratic lawm...

Misfiring on Whether Zimmerman Racially Profiled Martin

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 09.29.2013 | Crime
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The obvious point is that to call Zimmerman a serial racial profiler and that Martin was another victim of his penchant for profiling is crass race baiting. That's the wrong debate.

We Are George Zimmerman

Daryl Rowland | Posted 09.28.2013 | Politics
Daryl Rowland

We need to admit that there are vestigial habits malingering from our history of human slavery. We need to recognize that such habits do not make their perpetrators evil, but that those habits must be brought into the daylight and gradually eradicated.

Reflections After Frutivale Station - Part II

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.28.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

I am a big proponent for therapy, counseling and open dialogue. Yet 20 years later, my friend and I have never discussed that night. The one where police pulled us over for a Uu-turn. Pulled us from the car, searched it and never issued a ticket.

Reflections on Frutivale Station

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.28.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

I saw Fruitvale Station and left thinking about the night a friend and I were pulled over by police officers. We were making a U-Turn to park just a block away from a cabaret we were attending in northeast Washington, D.C.

From Sanford to Jerusalem: Reverse the Hatred and Heal the World

Karen Berg | Posted 09.25.2013 | Impact
Karen Berg

With all negativity in this world, if we can take different point of view, we will realize that there is actually a lot that we can and need to do if we want to make this world a better place to live in.