Racial or ethnic profiling is the demonstration of suspecting or focusing on an individual based on assumed qualities or behavior of a racial or ethnic group, rather than on individual suspicion. Racial profiling, nevertheless, isn’t restricted uniquely to a person’s identity or race, yet can likewise be founded on the person’s religion, or national origin. In European nations, the expression “ethnic profiling” is additionally utilized rather than racial profiling. To understand racial profiling more profoundly one must characterize racial profiling as the law authorization practice of utilizing race, identity, public cause, or religious appearance as one factor, among others, when police choose which individuals are sufficiently dubious to warrant police stops, questioning, searches, frisks, and other routine police practices.
Minorities and immigrant communities throughout Europe and the United States have reported discriminatory treatment by the police. In the United States, racial profiling keeps on being a pervasive and offensive type of discrimination. Cops across the United States regularly stop dark and Latino men without cause. Since September 11, 2001, racial profiling has gotten substantially more pervasive for Muslim, Arab, and South Asian people groups. Similarly alarming are local immigration laws that welcome uncontrolled profiling of Latinos, Asian-Americans, and others presumed to be “unfamiliar,” because of what they look like or sound.
Racial ethnic profiling is not only unfair but also useless and counter-productive. When law enforcement officers indulge an entire group of people as suspicious, they target many innocent people and are likely to miss criminals who do not fit the profile. It has surely given rise to many civilian movements like Black Lives Matter which started from the US and spread all over the world because people could not tolerate injustice based on one’s ethnicity. The civil societies, legal organizations, and local community groups are now working to challenge the police discrimination through technical advice, facilitation of international exchange, resources, training, and strategic development while advocating approaches to address ethnic profiling within regional institutions and civil societies across the globe.