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Racial Profiling and the Criminal Justice System

            Some people wonder what is racial profiling, racial profiling deals with miseducation, slavery, and incarceration. Since the beginning of slavery African Americans have suffered due to their identity. Racial profiling is the use of race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of having committed an offense. The main reason in advocating racial profiling in the background of criminal study can enlarge the possibility of arresting criminals. Paul Bou-Habib stated, "If the rate at which members of a specific racial group commits a crime is higher than that of other criminals will be caught if the police concentrate their efforts on investigating members of the racial group in question?" (2011, p.34). It is injustice, when police officers, political officials, and judges have learned how to automatically have a racist attitude towards blacks. For example, my friend was in McDonald's parking lot and he was in the process of switching seats with his friend because he was exhausted of driving. While leaving the parking lot, the officer had pulled them over because he seen a black guy gets out of his car and thought something seemed suspicious. The officer implied that my friend did not use his right turning signal. The term "driving while black has been used to describe the practice of law enforcement officials to stop African-American drivers without probable cause" (Weatherspoon, 2004).
             Currently, education has been a system of miss-education. Dr. Carter G. Woodson published a book called "The Miseducation of the Negro" in his book it explains how miseducation was a turning point in educating another black Negro scholar. In most public schools history books had no existence or great scholars presented to black children. Therefore, blacks had no idea about them other than television and through pictures portray by the media. Woodson stated, how "dooming the Negro to a brain-washed acceptance of the inferior role assigned to him by the dominant race, and absorbed by him through his schooling" (Woodson, 1933).

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