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However, the motive behind a crime is often more significant than the crime itself. For example, if a black family moves into an area where the majority of the people are white and a group of white teenagers vandalize the property, they would be charged with vandalism. However, if after vandalizing the property they spray paint the word “nigger” on the garage door, they would most likely be found guilty of some sort of racial hate crime involving vandalism. While both of these actions are considered crimes, the motive behind the racial crime should be taken into consideration when the punishment is issued. One might say that the motive was ... ... middle of paper ... ...on | Education Book Publishing | Academic Textbooks.
In “Racial Profiling”, Jost states that minorities, including President Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey, feel profiled and judged based on the color of their skin while at traffic stops (1). All races have the right to be protected by officers, however African Americans and other minorities are more likely to be arrested because of their race. Police officers show no intent of protecting minorities, but instead they have been removing them from the streets. Many police officers rely on stereotypes and assumptions when targeting a suspect, and they use the assumptions when giving minorities their punishment. To police officers, minorities are dangerous, and a threat to society.