Obsession with race does not mean that a colorblind society eradicates discrimination, nor does elimination of data alone achieve the colorblind society he craves. Colorblindness in our society simply makes it easier for people of color to be overlooked, ignored, and made invisible. In a democracy everyone has the ability to seek justice and equality—these are the fundamental principals upon which every country was founded. But we cannot have “life, liberty and justice for all,” if there is no legal recourse for discrimination. For anyone who has ever had to go to court, data is a vital measurement tool in monitoring equity.
Racial profiling is a social issue that cannot be easily solved. Though in the United States Department of Justice and many other groups have made excellent efforts, it is a long road ahead to expunge this social injustice. Many people have helped in many different ways including by means of education and persuasion. Persuading the public against the injustice of racial profiling through literature is a large reason there is a strong base of opposition within the community.
Racial profiling has a negative effect on all of society. It especially affects people of color who are the victims of this unjust practice. It makes minorities feel unsafe and unprotected by the people whose jobs require protection of all citizens. They constantly fear what they may be doing "wrong." This leads to mistrust of our police department and community leaders by all people regardless of race or color. Racial profiling by the police and community leaders promotes discrimination by example, especially for young children who are taught that police uphold the morals of our society. When young people witness these prejudice actions they see that it is okay to discriminate.
Racial profiling is a problem that violates citizens' civil rights and desperately needs to be addressed. I feel that racial profiling should be eliminated among law enforcement. Obviously, this is a long-term desired outcome, which would take a lot of work and could not happen over night. That is why many short-term solutions need to be addressed immediately. For example it is vital for law enforcement in some countries to admit to and address racial profiling and to develop effective legislation concerning the dilemma. This is a great step but more like it need to occur for society to see improvement.
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