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1 Prepared by Anas Alyamani Graduate Student St. Mary’s University

2  The consideration of race when developing a profile of suspected criminals; by extension, a form of racism involving police focus on people of certain racial groups when seeking suspected criminals.  Example of racial profiling is the use of race to determine which drivers to stop for minor traffic violations.

3  Linda Chavez was born in New Mexico. (June 17, 1947 ).  She graduated from the University of Colorado and completed further studies at University of California, Los Angeles and the University of Maryland.  In 1985, she became director of the White House Office of Public Liaison for the Reagan Administration and later the chair of the National Commission on Migrant Education under the first Bush Administration.  In 1987, Chavez served as president of U.S. English.  From 1992 to 1996, she was a consultant for United Nations Subcommittee on Human Rights.  In 2002, she suggests that some aspects of racial profiling may be necessary for the sake of security.  She is the founder of the Center for Equal Opportunity. Currently, Chavez is a Fox News political commentator. Linda Chavez, American Author

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5  Racial Profiling is an ugly business.  Chavez opposing Racial Profiling for years.  She is not oppose to allowing airlines to check the passengers for the sake of security.  The problem is distinguishing between what is permissible and what is merely bigotry.  Its not always easy to tell the difference.

6  Racial Profiling entails picking someone out for special scrutiny simply because of his race.  The underlying presumption is that blacks are more likely to be involved in criminal acts because of their skin.

7  There are times when the racial profiling make sense to include race or national origin in larger criminal profile.  Particularly if you are dealing with a crime that has already been committed and the participants all come from single ethnic.

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