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Racial profiling

Author: Carol Ullmann; Lynn M Zott
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, [2013]
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume explores the topic of racial profiling or any police-initiated action that relies on the race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than the behavior of an individual. The editor presents varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The authors debate the relevance of racial profiling in contemporary society in the following chapters: Does Racial Profiling  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Ullmann; Lynn M Zott
ISBN: 9780737760705 0737760702 9780737760712 0737760710
OCLC Number: 809412030
Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: [1.] Does racial profiling exist? Racial profiling exists / Earl Ofari Hutchinson --
Racial profiling : the myth that never dies / Jack Dunphy --
Affirmative action is racial profiling / Elvin Lim --
Affirmative action is not racial profiling / Tim Wise --
"Stand your ground" laws legalize vigilante racial profiling / William Covington --
There is no connection between "stand your ground" laws and racial profiling / Scott Spiegel --
Racial profiling is an accepted practice outside of the United States / Anshel Pfeffer --
Political correctness reduces racial profiling at British airports / Richard Littlejohn --
[2.] Should Arab Muslims be profiled in the War on Terror? Arab Muslims should be profiled in the War on Terror / Selwyn Duke --
Arab Muslims should not be profiled in the War on Terror / Kamalakar Duvvuru --
Racial profiling leads Arab Muslims to distrust law enforcement / Sahar Aziz --
Muslim Americans support a Federal ban on racial profiling / Coleen Rowley --
The FBI Is justified in targeting devout Muslims in counterterrorism surveillance / Robert Spencer --
[3.] Is racial profiling justifiable? Racial profiling is morally wrong and based on false assumptions / James A. Kowalski --
Racial profiling is morally justifiable in certain circumstances / J. Angelo Corlett --
There is a constitutional and legal basis for opposing racial profiling / Jody Feder --
The US Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of racial profiling / Gabriel J. Chin and Kevin R. Johnson --
Passage of the End Racial Profiling Act Is crucial to provide legal protections for victims / Sameera Hafiz --
The End Racial Profiling Act is highly flawed and should not be passed / Frank Gale --
[4.] What are the consequences of racial profiling? Racial profiling and a misunderstanding of probability / Key Sun --
Racial profiling protects law-abiding citizens / Laura L. Scarry --
Arizona's immigration law encourages racial profiling / Marjorie Cohn --
Arizona's immigration law does not encourage racial profiling / Hans von Spakovsky --
Racial profiling leads to discrimination / Donald Tomaskovic-Devey and Patricia Warren --
The decline of racial profiling / Greg Ridgeway and Nelson Lim.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Carol Ullmann and Lynn M. Zott, book editors.

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This volume explores the topic of racial profiling or any police-initiated action that relies on the race, ethnicity, or national origin rather than the behavior of an individual. The editor presents varied expert opinions that examine many of the different aspects that surround this issue. The authors debate the relevance of racial profiling in contemporary society in the following chapters: Does Racial Profiling Exist?, Should Arab Muslims Be Profiled in the War on Terror?, Is Racial Profiling Justifiable?, and What Are the Consequences of Racial Profiling? The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications. Allows the reader to attain the higher-level critical thinking and reading skills that are essential in a culture of diverse and contradictory opinions.

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