Shopping While Black: The Problem of Racial Profiling

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  1. Some truly good articles on this site, regards for contribution.

  2. Guest says:

    I Think this article is very true and i would strongly reference this to people who are unaware of this issue.

  3. Davis says:

    I think this is a very well developed article and I believe it vocalizes the way many people have felt in a new perspective. I appreciate your outlook on this topic.

  4. bkelile says:

    The problem I see with this issue is that it is quite subjective. Racial profiling can be in the eye of the beholder. An additional problem is that we often don’t get all of the relevant facts of a case before we rush to judgment. Discrimination may be a sufficient cause for the mistreatment but it isn’t a necessary one. The conclusion that people jump to, without justification, is that discrimination is the reason for the treatment. Cries of racial profiling are also used as a weapon by people who know they can use it effectively to get what they want. As Christians, we should be aware that things aren’t always what they seem and exercise patience.

  5. Guest says:

    A quick thought that came to mind while reading your well worded post.

    When you are being discriminated against, or racially profiled, why is your outrage not as easily directed at the minority of African American’s who commit your surrounding communities overwhelming percentange of petty theft, and crime as it is towards the clerk who is doing the profiling? It seems to me that you are falling victim to being lumped in with a stereotype that some in your race have ruined for those vast majority of black american’s who go their entire lives without committing a crime.
    The unwillingness of black leaders in America to condemn the black ghetto culture that feeds these negative stereotypes is the real issue that needs to be discussed. The easiness in which the conversation turns to a charge of racism seems to be an easy out when more simple solutions seems ready for the taking.

    1. Tyshan Broden says:

      As someone that works at a jail I think this is an underdeveloped thought. One thing I know to be true from working at jail is that theft has no color. There is no majority race that comes to jail for petty theft. I really think this is a profiling thing.

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