Everything Isn T Racial Profiling By Linda Chavez Summary

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Angelie Ortiz
Ms. Matlen
Period: 1
Racial Profiling
In the United States of America today, racial profiling is a deeply troubling national problem. Many people, usually minorities, experience it every day, as they suffer the humiliation of being stopped by police while driving, flying, or even walking for no other reason than their color, religion, or ethnicity. Racial profiling is a law enforcement practice steeped in racial stereotypes and different assumptions about the inclination of African-American, Latino, Asian, Native American or Arab people to commit particular types of crimes. The idea that people stay silent because they live in fear of being judged based on their race, allows racial profiling to live on. Our criminal
Chavez clarifies that it is unpleasant to be a victim of racial profiling especially if you know it happens because of your nationality or the color of your skin. Furthermore, Chavez goes on to explain how an Arab Americans get taken off aircrafts after being allowed to fly, the fact that they get pulled off planes because airline security suspected that they were perilous to passengers. Just because they are Arabs is what is erroneous and very prejudiced. Chavez also debates the tragic incident of September 11th where nineteen Arab terrorist killed more than three thousand Americans. According to Linda Chavez, “this kind of racial profiling is both morally wrong and ineffective.” On the other hand she says, “But there are times when it makes sense to include race or national origin in a larger criminal profile, practically if you’re dealing with a crime that has already been committed or is ongoing and the participants all come from single ethnic group.” (Chavez 576). Chavez argues that the best way to keep America safe is by taking the necessary
Peggy talks about racism being a part everyday life even though we ignore it. Peggy’s main idea was to inform the readers that whites are taught to ignore the fact that they enjoy social privileges that people of color do not because we live in a society of white dominance. Even though society has come a long way, it still has a longer way to go in improving social profiling. There are many things minorities will never have the opportunity to experience or understand because they are not white. It doesn't matter what we do, how much we work, how much money we have, we’ll never experience white privileges. White people are not stereotyped like other races are. They are also not looked down upon other races. The list of daily effects that McIntosh describe are perfect examples of what minorities will never get to experience. Some of her points are, “ 13. I can speak in public to a powerful male group without putting my face on trial” she also points out that people of minority will not experience never being “ asked to speak for all the people of my social group” (McIntosh 99). No matter how one may try to analyze a situation, white people are privileged bottom line. Some are more privileged than others by way of money or reputation and others by are privileged just by skin

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