Mar 25, 2010

Racial Profiling street interviews

Today, March 24, 2010 the Racial Profiling group for JUA conducted street interviews to learn real people's opinions on racial profiling. The group separated into groups of two, came up with a set of question and went out to find some willing candidates for interviews. We learned that most of the people we interviewed did have a good grasp of what racial profiling was. The group questioned a combination of majority and minority groups and gathered several different opinions on how it should or should not be used. Many of the results collected from majority groups appeared to be one sided, and did not recognize the inconveniences and controversy that racial profiling caused for minority groups, and almost all of the minority groups felt that racial profiling was a violation of civil rights and seemed to make a negative connotation with the idea of racial profiling. There were however several members of a majority group who believed that racial profiling was a violation of civil rights, and was immoral, and on
the flip side there were also some members of minority groups who felt that racial profiling could be necessary for safety and crime prevention. I think that what we can gather from these interviews is that racial profiling is not a concrete issue, and that it is also an extremely relevant issue.

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