Racial Profiling

Racial Profiling

Read the attached documenton equality and discrimination.

Read the chapter on equality and discrimination in the e-text and consider case study #3 on page 150 and on page 140 in the hard copy.

The U. S. Border Patrol has been accused of using racial profiling in its decisions about whom to select for questioning in border regions. People who “look Mexican” have been stopped and questioned under suspicion of being illegal immigrants. Border Patrol agents say that this is justified because a high percentage of Latinos in border areas are in the United States illegally. Latinos who are U. S. citizens say that they are repeatedly stopped just because of their race and appearance, and they resent this.

1. Do you believe that using race in such decisions is a justifiable law enforcement tactic or is it unjust discrimination? Provide an example and a citation for at least one additional case that you have researched in your response.
2. Using the principle of equality, discuss the social benefits and harms that relate to the case that you cited in your response.

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