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The Usual Suspects? Racial Profiling in the U.S.

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Since September 11th, racial profiling has been used as a tactic in what government officials call the war on terrorism. But for African-Americans in the United States racial profiling is nothing new. On this program we speak to African-American organizers, police officers and religious leaders who are working to put a stop to this practice in their communities. We also take a look at another form of racial profiling: retail discrimination.

Featuring:

David Harris, Author of “Profiles in Injustice: Why Police Profiling Cannot Work”; Sergeant De Lacy Davis, Black Cops Against Police Brutality (B-CAP); Diop Kamau, Police Complaint Center; Rev. Canon Nan Arrington Peete, Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio; Hilary Shelton, NAACP; Sam Anderson, Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evars College; Amir Abdul Malik, An African-American Muslim leader in Oakland, CA; Elaine Vaughan, U.C. Irvine professor and victim of retail discrimination; Rondi Waugh, Loan consultant in Oakland, CA, and victim of retail discrimination; Michael Harris, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area; Rosalyn Taylor O’Neale, Business advisor on issues of diversity and discrimination.

For more information:

Michael Harris
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area

Amir Abdul Malik

Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College – Brooklyn, New York

Black Radical Congress National Office
Columbia University Station – New York, New York

Episcopal Diocese of Southern Ohio

Sergeant De Lacy Davis
Black Cops Against Police Brutality

David Harris
Author of “Profiles in Injustice: Why Police Profiling Cannot Work”
Norton Press

Police Complaint Center

NAACP – Washington Bureau

To obtain a copy of the “End Racial Profiling Act of 2001”
visit the Library of Congress, click on “Thomas” and enter bill name

Author: Sabine Blaizin

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