By Keith Rushing
Those of us who support the right of immigrants to live normal lives free of the alienation, ghettoization and fear that result from xenophobic policies drenched in racism are, of course, disgusted by the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the racial profiling provision of SB1070to go into effect.
Over 100 people marched in a youth-organized march in Providence, RI urging state legislators to pass the Comprehensive Racial Profiling Prevention Act. The organizers of the May 23rd march feel that everyday people of color in their communities continue to be targeted, searched, and harassed by police--the very people who are supposed to protect them. As Charlie Chhum, a youth organizer from PrYSM notes, “We cannot wait any longer.
HB 56, Alabama’s anti-immigrant racial profiling law, reminds us of Alabama’s history of racism and segregation.
Baltimore Sun - December 7, 2009 - By Benjamin Todd Jealous and Margaret Huang. The End Racial Profiling Act (ERPA) will soon be reintroduced by Rep. John Conyers, Democrat of Michigan, and Sen. Russ Feingold, Democrat of Wisconsin. Numerous incidents throughout American history have taught us that racial profiling not only fails as a law enforcement tool but ultimately makes us all less safe. Passage of ERPA would be an important step toward ending racial profiling.