Racial Profiling Must Be Dismantled

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” ~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Indeed, racial profiling has been an ugly reality for many years. There is a long history of African Americans and Latinos being stopped or treated by law enforcement personnel disproportionately.

It is downcast to say that racism is not dominant while one wins or achieves something, although racism comes to the limelight when resenting.

Racism is not just a Black issue – this is something everyone needs to care about regardless of their heritage.

The minorities continue to be stopped discriminately to their representation in the population.

African Americans and Latinos usually reside in highly segregated areas with high crime rates, resulting in more exposure to police officers than whites inhabiting other parts of the city.

Additionally, drug consumption is almost equal across races, but people of color are likelier to be interrogated for drug transactions, consequently increasing the risk of police noticing them.

 At the age of 13, the number of black children being detained in juvenile placements is nearly 3.5 times the rate of white children.

Racism is built right into every level of society in ways that might be surprising. It exists in our schools, offices, courts, and police departments because when white people occupy the most authoritative positions, the people of color have difficulty obtaining any reputable part.

The story of a fifteen-year-old Black girl in Oakland County, Michigan, has been making national headlines. That young girl diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) was detained in a juvenile justice system in May 2020 – despite the COVID-19 pandemic – for violating her parole. In this case’s jurisdiction, forty-two percent of the kids in juvenile detention are Black compared to just fifteen percent of the overall youth population.

Such a trend reflects that Black people are disparately involved in the justice system, commencing from childhood.

Therefore, the people of color are aggrieved by unjustified killings and injustice. And it is also likely to expect that after all the protests, tears, emotions, conversations, and countless organizations claiming for an amended commitment to racial justice, the authorities should give serious pause to shooting a black man in the back.

It is difficult to imagine how one can kill inordinately. Historically, race rights have been a ‘Black’ issue, but it’s now observed among all ethnicities. It is a universal issue. But not only one leader distributes responsibility for driving change. People engaged or belonging to different fields must play their role. I believe there is a growing number of people who care to change it.

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