Racial Profiling

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(1) The use of racial or ethnic characteristics in assessing a person’s risk of committing a particular type of illegal act
(2) The practice by law enforcers of targeting racial groups—e.g., presumed Middle Easternersat airport security or African Americans during motorist stops—because of the belief that they are more likely to engage in criminal activity
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McGoldrick said CAIR, along with a coalition of other religious and civil liberties groups, recently called on the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to enforce a law that prohibits the use of racial or ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers.
Earlier this week, CAIR called on the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to enforce the law that prohibits the use of racial or ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers.
31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today called on the New York City Council and Mayor Michael Bloomberg to enforce a law that prohibits the use of racial or ethnic profiling by law enforcement officers.
CAIR Legislative Fact Sheet: Help Stop Racial, Religious & Ethnic Profiling
While this report indicates that government policies are part of the problem, the government can also be part of the solution by refusing to succumb to the siren song of religious and ethnic profiling," said CAIR Executive Director Nihad Awad.
Ethnic profiling applies to travel, the job market, access to education and social services and more generally to social status and mobility in the US.
Gerda fears getting back on the train to return to her husband due to the ethnic profiling but manages to return somehow.
The Arab American and American Muslim communities have a long and troubled history of ethnic profiling.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees is concerned that such measures could contribute towards a climate of misunderstanding and ethnic profiling that could undermine longerterm prospects for integration of such persons and prove detrimental to social cohesion.
State media and police notices have suggested a link to China's far western region of Xinjiang, the site of periodic unrest involving members of the mainly Muslim Uighur ethnic minority, many of whom say they are victims of discrimination and ethnic profiling by the state.
35 percent of respondents say they have experienced religious or ethnic profiling or discrimination post-9/11.
The way that the employee seems to have arrived at this decision seems to be based on ethnic profiling.