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4 Facts About Racial Profiling

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Racial profiling is the act of suspecting or targeting a person of a certain race based on a stereotype about their race.

SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY - POLICE RACIAL PROFILING BLACK PEOPLE by Fitch 09

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According to Minnesota House of Representatives analyst Jim Cleary, "there appear to be at least two clearly distinguishable definitions of the term 'racial profiling': a narrow definition and a broad definition...

The Minnesota House of Representatives is the lower house of the Legislature of the U.S. state of Minnesota.

Reality of Racial Profiling by ABC News

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Under the narrow definition, racial profiling occurs when a police officer stops, questions, arrests, and/or searches someone solely on the basis of the person's race or ethnicity...

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Under the broader definition, racial profiling occurs whenever police routinely use race as a factor that, along with an accumulation of other factors, causes an officer to react with suspicion and take action."

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