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Racial Profiling

California Highway Patrol Freeway Beating Casts Ugly Glare on Assault on Black Women

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 07.06.2014 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The horrid history of racial stereotyping that indelibly links crime and violence with African-Americans can't be ignored in trying to answer the question about why now African-American women are fair game for physical abuse.

Professor Arrested for Assault on Police, But Video May Tell Different Story

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
David Palumbo-Liu

At the time Professor Ore insisted that there was much more that happened that evening, but her story was not taken seriously and certainly it appeared nowhere on the news.

Federal Judge Rules No-Fly List Is Unconstitutional

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

By Dan Whitcomb June 24 (Reuters) - The U.S. government's no-fly list banning people accused of links to terrorism from commercial fl...

Man Says He's Been Stopped 200 Times By Cops

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.12.2014 | Crime

Bad press hasn't killed stop-and-frisk. The accusations of racial profiling behind stop-and-frisk laws are exemplified by this Florida man who has ...

A Culture of Surveillance

PEN American Center | Posted 06.09.2014 | New York
PEN American Center

The intention to send a message to certain communities or to the world at large is hard to reconcile with the original secrecy of those surveillance programs.

How A Trans Woman Inspired Real Reform Through Her Art

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 05.28.2014 | Black Voices

When New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer cast his vote in favor of reforming stop and frisk last year, he told fellow lawmakers he was dedicatin...

How I Engage in Racial Profiling

Frank H. Wu | Posted 07.17.2014 | Education
Frank H. Wu

I oppose racial profiling in general. But I recognize that we all do it. We usually are hardly even aware of it. I wonder if it can be innocuous. Her...

Mothering Between a Rock and Prison

Zachary Norris | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Zachary Norris

Parenting is hard work, but by increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, Congress would immediately improve the lives of 15 million women, including 4.8 million working mothers.

Skin Color Is Not a Crime: Why Stop and Frisk Doesn't Work

Evan DeFilippis | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Evan DeFilippis

Instead of pretending that humiliation is the cost of security, we owe it to vulnerable populations among high-crime communities to find law enforcement practices that preserve dignity and security.

Why Doing a Google Search Can Be So Damaging

Kelley Raleigh | Posted 06.12.2014 | Impact
Kelley Raleigh

Have you ever Googled yourself and clicked on the images tab? What if you google something you like or want to know more about, click on the images ta...

The Perversity of Profiling

Laura W. Murphy | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
Laura W. Murphy

The Justice Department is considering revised racial profiling guidance that, if issued, could set back race relations and basic fairness in this country. We hope that it does not make that mistake.

Profiling Should End

James Zogby | Posted 06.12.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

The use of racial, ethnic and religious profiling by law enforcement is un-American and should end. Targeting people for what they look like or because of their group characteristics is discrimination at its worst and a poor excuse for law enforcement.

Profiling Rules Said to Give F.B.I. Tactical Leeway

The New York Times | Matt Apuzzo | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s long-awaited revisions to the Justice Department’s racial profiling rules would allow the F.B.I. to continue...

I Have Nothing to Hide: Government Surveillance Does Not Concern Me

National Council of La Raza | Posted 06.09.2014 | Latino Voices
National Council of La Raza

By Irasema Garza, J.D., Policy Advisor, NCLR Policy Analysis Center The old adage that nothing is certain in life except for death and taxes is no lo...

Driving While Black and Brown and LGBTQ

Janet Arelis Quezada | Posted 06.07.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Arelis Quezada

We were two women in a car, holding hands and sleepily making plans for the week. That's when it happened. We were stopped by police officers engaged in their own common practice, a license raid.

Why We All Should Care About the Mayoral Race in Jackson, Mississippi

asha bandele | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
asha bandele

For those of us living far from the south, discussions of Mississippi may make us recall the Civil Rights Movement, some period in time we now think more likely relevant in a history book. But believing that couldn't be more wrong.

Racial Profiling Alleged In Obamacare Workers' Arrests

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 03.31.2014 | Latino Voices

Two young men going door-to-door to spread the word about the Affordable Care Act's Monday deadline on Chicago's West Side were arrested last week in ...

A Bipartisan Attempt to Restore Credibility to the U.S. Border Enforcement System

Donald Kerwin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Politics
Donald Kerwin

For too many years, Congress and the Executive branch have failed to provide meaningful oversight of the Border Patrol and OSO to set standards for effective, rights-respecting enforcement.

What Bait Car Can Teach Us About American Inequality

Jake Weissbourd | Posted 05.28.2014 | Media
Jake Weissbourd

Is a rich person who chooses, not out of necessity, but greed, to break the law less morally reprehensible than the poor person who is literally baited into stealing a car?

Arpaio Faces More Trouble Over 'Ludicrous' Claims

AP | JACQUES BILLEAUD | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge presiding over a racial profiling case against an Arizona sheriff's office chided the sheriff and his top aide on Monday, tel...

When White Happens: Gentrification, Drug Dealing, and the American Dream

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Co-authored with JLove Calderon Intended to be a celebration of Black History Month, Spike Lee reminded an audience at Pratt Institute that February ...

Being White in Philly St. Patrick's Day Weekend

j.n. salters | Posted 05.18.2014 | Black Voices
j.n. salters

As I continued to make my way down the shit show covered in shamrocks, I asked myself, what if all these people outside were black?

The "G" Word: Say the Right Thing

Laura Weiss | Posted 05.17.2014 | New York
Laura Weiss

I want to explore how the word is used euphemistically, a safe word that makes it okay to be pretty egregiously racist.

Monica Jones and the Fight Against Racial and Gender Police Profiling in the U.S.

Darby Hickey | Posted 05.12.2014 | Gay Voices
Darby Hickey

The rights violations that police commit in the course of enforcing anti-prostitution and other "quality of life" laws are so pervasive and those targeted so stigmatized that the system is rarely challenged. Which is why Monica's stance is so important.

When Your Color Is a Threat

Judith Browne Dianis | Posted 04.28.2014 | Black Voices
Judith Browne Dianis

African-Americans are often assumed to be a threat by virtue of their existence. In Dunn's testimony, it's clear that on the day he shot and killed Jordan Davis, he didn't see four teenagers who declined to heed his request that they turn down their music. From his eyes, they were a threat.