Racial Profiling Effects Essay

For some people racial profiling is just something on television and for others it’s an everyday thing. It is 2017, and racial profiling is still going on everywhere. There are many of people who still profile other people every day. Racial profiling is when someone makes assumptions about someone else based on the color of that person’s skin and his or her physical appearance. There are multiple types, including: Driving While Black, Shopping While Black, profiling on airplanes, common types of racial profiling, and there are many effects of racial profiling. There are many people who still profile other people everyday.
Driving While Black is when police officers target people of colors, such as people who are black, Hispanic, Native American,…

“To those who have not experienced racial profiling or do not know someone who has, it may seem to be nothing more than a mere inconvenience. However, racial profiling is much more than a hassle or an annoyance. It has real and direct consequences. Those who experience profiling pay the price emotionally, psychologically, mentally and in some cases even financially and physically” (Ontario Human Rights Commission) Researchers studied the psychological effects of racial profiling and have found that “victim effects” of racial profiling includes many things such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), other forms of stress related orders, face related threats, and failure to use community resources. Racial profiling impacts family, friends, classmates, and neighbours. Those who are opposed to racial profiling indicates that racial profiling is unnecessary and one should not be judged by the color of his or her skin. All races commit crimes, so it should not just be held against people of color. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws” (The 14th amendment), while defenders of racial profiling believe that racial profiling is okay because other ethnicities have higher crime rates and it should be okay if they have suspicion against other races. They believe that racism and racial profiling are two different things and should not be in the same category, because racism is judging someone by the color of their skin, and racial profiling is just stating facts. Racial profiling is not…