Racial profiling is an ineffective tool for preventing crimes. It is actually a stupid tool that gives us a false sense of security because criminals and terrorists do not belong to one race, they come in all colors and races.
Only lazy or incompetent law enforcement agencies use racial profiling to fight crime. Such use ends up alienating targeted innocent communities (whose help is needed the most) and making it easier for criminals who don't fit the racial profile to operate in that region. Terrorist groups are quickly learning to by-pass racial profiling.
Watch a good example in this funny short video.
- Hussam Ayloush
- Hussam has been a lifelong human rights activist who is passionate about promoting democratic societies, in the US and worldwide, in which all people, including immigrants, workers, minorities, and the poor enjoy freedom, justice, economic justice, respect, and equality. Mr. Ayloush frequently lectures on Islam, media relations, civil rights, hate crimes and international affairs. He has consistently appeared in local, national, and international media. Full biography at: http://hussamayloush.blogspot.com/2006/08/biography-of-hussam-ayloush.html