Good afternoon everyone! I hope you are all getting as excited I am to head to Boston next week. Our group is investigating the topic of Racial Profiling. Some of you may or may not be familiar with what that means. I found two articles that I would like you each to spend a few minutes reading over to get a good grasp of the topic we will be spending two days talking about. The first article is a story from Time Magazine that covers Racial Profiling in depth. The second article I have attached is a current event incident that involved a Harvard Scholar being arrested for suspicion of breaking and entering, which turned out to be in his own home!
The two perspectives that we will be looking at Racial Profiling from is a safety aspect, while the other has to do with the question of whether or not that violates human rights. I would like you to spend some time thinking about your own position on this topic and write a response to the following questions as a comment on this post. Think about the following:
Do you think that racial profiling is important to our safety?
Does Racial Profiling violate your rights as a citizen of the United States?
How would you feel if you were arrested based on suspicion because of your race?
1. http://www.time.com/time/covers/1101010730/ - click on "complete story"
I am looking forward to next week! See you all Monday night!