Those in favor of racial profiling, like Clifford S. Fishman, believe the potential to catch terrorists exists. They believe this because it is careless not to single out a class since it takes too long for TSA to scrutinize everyone and all terrorists are all Middle Eastern or Muslim. According to the opposition, it is irresponsible not to practice racial profiling since security cannot “properly scrutinize” every person and item that is on a plane (527). TSA does not have resources to check every person that is in an airport. How is it, there are enough resources to have extreme security checks for all people of a certain ethnic group, but not enough for more thorough checks of everyone? It takes too long for TSA to check every person who walks through the security check point. Selecting a stereotypical race makes security lines move much faster. If the security equipment is incapable of checking everyone, shouldn’t better security systems be used? Fishman believes all ...
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