In the United States, racial profiling affects thousands of Americans every day. Both individuals and institutionssuch as law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and schoolsroutinely use race or ethnicity as grounds for suspecting someone of an offense.
The high-profile deaths of unarmed people of color at the hands of police officers have brought renewed national attention to racial profiling and have inspired grassroots activism from groups such as Black Lives Matter. Combining rigorous research with powerful personal stories, this insightful title explores the history, the many manifestations, and the consequences of this form of social injustice.
About the Author
Alison Marie Behnke is a writer and editor. She has written about a wide range of topics, including immigration, world and cultural geography, ethnic cuisines, American and European history, biographies, and fashion. She lives in Minneapolis.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Pre Judice and Privilege 4
Chapter 2 Historic Inequality 20
Chapter 3 Contemporary Inequality 54
Chapter 4 Criminal Justice and Injustice 76
Chapter 5 Counterterrorism and Islamophobia 110
Chapter 6 Calls for Change 118
Source Notes 142
Selected Bibliography 153
Further Information 154