Racial Profiling in the United States

This entry is from the Blog of Guyana-born Rosaliene Bacchus….

Three Worlds One Vision

Stop Racial Profiling - Demonstrators in New York City - June 2012Demonstrators in New York City – USA – June 2012
Source: news.yahoo.com

 

In 2008, for the first time in US history, an African American made it to the top post in the White House. Last year, thirty nine percent of white voters helped him to continue serving as our president for another four years. Considering the opposition he still faces in getting needed legislation passed in Congress, we need to do much more to narrow our racial divide.

Racial profiling persists in towns and cities across our nation. The stand-your-ground law – applied in some form in over thirty states, including California where I live – puts the lives of black and brown-skinned people at risk. In New York, the excessive use of the stop-and-frisk police tactic, targeting blacks and Latinos, is under attack.

I fear for my young adult sons. One of them, a service provider in…

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