Racial Profiling Post 9/11 - Still a Bad Idea
By Prof. Angela J. Davis
American University Washington College of Law
Since September 11th, some Americans defend the racial profiling of Arab-Americans and describe this practice as a small price to pay and a mere inconvenience to assure safety and security. I disagree. Racial profiling is never justifiable because it is far more harmful than many people realize, and it is basically ineffective as a law enforcement tool.