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Should Racial Profiling Be Banned?
Racial profiling by law enforcement should be banned.
Racial profiling is already illegal in the U.S., reversing this would damage the relationship between law enforcement and the community regardless of whether or not the practice were endorsed by law enforcement.
When racial profiling is socially accepted, it legitimizes the racist behavior of law enforcers.
Racial profiling is
, as it focuses attention on how individuals look, rather than actual suspicious or criminal behavior.
Racial profiling reduces the amount of faith that racial minorities have in law enforcement, as they see themselves as being unfairly targeted.
Racial profiling is morally wrong.
Even if racial profiling is wrong, a ban on racial profiling is likely to be counterproductive.
Banning racial profiling would effectively create "safe havens" for crime among racial minorities, thus indirectly harming their communities and helping racial stereotypes persist.
Racial profiling is a legitimate tool for law enforcers to use to prevent crime.
Racial minorities are often over-represented in crime statistics, and therefore it is effective for law enforcers to use their limited resources to target these groups.
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