White Privilege and Black Rights: The Injustice of U.S. Police Racial Profiling and Homicide by Zack, Naomi (2015) Paperback

    Influence of Slavery on Political and Economic Development in the United States From 1619-1865 The institution of slavery has played an important role in history of the United States until the abolishment of slavery in 1865. Slaves were common in both Southern and Northern states from the arrival of first African slaves in[…]

Is Florida’s ‘droopy drawers’ law a form of racial profiling?

Eric Adams, a New York State Senator, initiated a campaign with billboards reading “Raise your pants, raise your image!” The former police captain believes that young people will benefit from the style change. “You can raise your level of respect if you raise your pants,” said Adams. “When you raise your pants, you raise your[…]

Racial Profiling Cases on Center Stage After High-Profile Arrest

Regardless of what side you come down on regarding the recent incident involving the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, it is one of those racial profiling cases that has propelled the issue back into the minds of average Americans. Gates, a prominent Harvard professor, was arrested in his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts and[…]

Is Florida’s ‘droopy drawers’ law a sort of racial profiling?

The Florida legislature passed a bill last week that bans saggy pants in school, allowing for suspension or other punishment for public school students who show their underwear or “butt crack.” The sponsors of the bill — state Senator Gary Siplin (D-Orlando) and state Rep. Hazelle Rogers (D-Lauderdale Lakes) — are black. The legislation awaits Gov. Rick Scott’s signature.[…]