2. What is “Racial Profiling”?
Racial profiling is the
practice of law
based on their race,
ethnicity, religion, or
3. Racial Profiling Statistics
All the drivers were stopped at similar rates ,but the
African American and Hispanic groups were searched
much more often.
4. When did it Start?
The term “racial profiling” was defined in
1998 after The U.S. Department of
Justice investigated the activities of New
Jersey State Police.
Although the term is used more today
racial profiling has been going all through
5. Racial Profiling Case
Earlier this year Trayvon Martin who was an unarmed
African American teenager was shot and killed by a
Although the watchmen says Trayvon attacked him,
many are saying it was an act of racial profiling.
6. Racial Profiling Examples
► An officer pulling over someone
because they are in a neighborhood
they “shouldn’t be in.
► Someone is pulled over because the
car they are driving is “too
expensive for them”.
► Everyone is driving slightly over the
speed limit and one person is pulled
over due to their race.
7. Laws Against Racial Profiling
Although racial profiling is a big problem only 21 states
have laws against it.
Racial profiling was discussed by Congress lately and
many people want a federal law made against it.
8. Ways to Prevent Racial Profiling
Train police officers to treat all races the same.
Look for people who are actually breaking the law rather
than racial groups.
Judge people on how they act rather than how they look.
9. Why Racial Profiling Should be Stopped
• It is not fair to pull someone over based of their
• People should be judged on what they do not
what race they are.
10. Organizations Against Racial Profiling
Help support these organizations:
American Civil Liberties Union
The Student Coalition Against Racial Profiling
Social Justice Group