This research states that racial profiling has become extremely contentious and the discriminate behavior of police and people in authority in government departments, have posed very serious questions of the relevance of the fundamental rights of the citizens possessing different skin color. More than thirty two million Americans have been subjected to racial profiling and approximately eighty seven millions Americans are at high risk of being subjected to it in future. The human rights violation and harassment, in the name of justice has provoked a widespread feeling of outrage and national shame. There is urgent need to address racial profiling.
According to Macionis ‘Between 1820 (when the government began keeping track of immigration) and 2003, some 69 million people have added their ways of life to the mix of cultures in the United States … we must move beyond shared cultural patterns to consider the importance of cultural diversity’. He further confirms that ‘Racism has also been widespread in the United States, where, for centuries, ideas about racial inferiority supported slavery’. While Jim Crow rules may have become obsolete, in almost all spheres of human interaction, racial discrimination is still prevalent in the American society in some form of overt or covert dimension.
The research concludes that it is high time that racial profiling is banned and stringent punishment is implemented for perpetrators of racial profiling.