Does racial profiling make us safer?

Estrich, Susan
September 2006
Indianapolis Business Journal;9/4/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 26, p5B
The author reflects on the implementation of racial profiling as a safety measure against terrorism in the U.S. She believes that the cooperation of a community may not be reached until they are treated fairly. She argued that most Muslims are not terrorists and that treating the rest of the Muslim community as terrorists is discriminatory. She cited how terrorist suspects have recently been arrested by the government with the help of Muslim Pakistani citizens.


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