New Revised Version: Profiling guidance is released again

No indictment again and more cases involving European American police officers and African American men and children.  Persons are in city streets protesting again.  Attorney General Eric Holder has revised the 2003 racial profiling guidelines and has expanded them to include gender, gender identity, national origin, religion and sexual orientation.  But, do we need to […]

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No Indictment: Lessons learned from Ferguson

Ferguson, Missouri has commanded the attention of many persons across the nation for months now.  Police brutality, even suspected excessive force in cases involving European American police officers and African American suspects, is a sensitive issue in America for many reasons, some of which are founded; others of which are not.  Many persons see this […]

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Ferguson: Healing the Wounded Now

“Hands up; don’t shoot!”  It is the rallying cry of persons whose eyes are on and hearts are with the family of Mr. Michael Brown, Jr.  and the people of Ferguson.  It is an instruction given to police officers, reminding them of the universal sign of surrender and the appropriate action when it is given. […]

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What would you do?: Racism in America

In a sort of “race experiment,” John Quinones and his crew capture the reactions of persons when a person attempts to steal a bicycle from a park.  What is the color of crime?  What race is associated with guilt and innocence?  How does the social construct of race impact the responses of those involved?

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Race Fact #22: Race and Character

One’s race does not determine character or temperament. “The nineteenth century was obsessed with the idea that it was race which explained the character of peoples.  The notion that traits of temperament and intelligence are inborn in races and only superficially changed by environment or education was enough to blind the dominant (so- called) whites.” […]

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Do I Look Suspicious?

“Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart.” ~I Samuel 16.7 Current students and alumni of Howard University, all members of HU for Trayvon Martin, attack the unfounded premise of racial profiliing and their sadness over the murder of Trayvon Martin in a video created by John Ledbetter. […]

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