Report shows racial profiling pervasive across America

On Oct. 7, OneAmerica, along with Rights Working Group, released a report, “Faces of Racial Profiling: A Report from Communities Across America.” The report demonstrated that there is a need to address racial, ethnic, religious, and national origin profiling.

The report featured testimonies from the six of Face the Truth hearings held by OneAmerica and the Council on American-Islamic Relations in Washington (CAIR-WA).

“Research shows racial profiling hasn’t kept Americans any safer,” said CAIR-WA Youth Civil Rights Coordinator Jennifer Gist. “If the goal is to strengthen national security, we should focus on using intelligence more effectively and look out for suspicious behavior. Profiling individuals on the basis of their skin color or religious expression is counterproductive to national security.”

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