Racial Profiling: Face the Truth

Rights Working Group Applauds Court Decision Finding New York City's Stop-And-Frisk Policies Unconstitutional


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Faces of Racial Profiling: BCC's Wesley Morris Shares Experience with Racial Profiling



In this latest installment of the Faces of Racial Profiling video series, Wesley Morris of the Beloved Community Center (BCC), a social justice organization, in Greensboro. N.C. reveals an experience with racial profiling involving the Greensboro Police Department (GPD).

Kadra Abdi: Standing Up to Racial and Religious Profiling in Minneapolis


“We define ourselves as a nation of immigrants.  That’s who we are — in our bones. The promise we see in those who come here from every corner of the globe, that’s always been one of our greatest strengths. It keeps our workforce young.  It keeps our country on the cutting edge. And it’s helped build the greatest economic engine the world has ever known.”

ACLU Report: Marijuana Arrests and Racial Profiling


The War on Marijuana in Black and White, released by the American Civil Liberties Union in June, reveals severe racial disparities in marijuana arrests.

165 Organizations Call for End to 287(g) Program

In a June 20th letter sent to  DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano and ICE Director John Morton, 165 faith, labor, immigration, and civil rights organizations called for an end to the 39 287(g) agreements in effect in 19 states and for any new applications to be

Communities Speak Out for Oregon End Racial Profiling Act


This week, Oregonians testified at the first informational hearing held by the State Senate on Oregon’s End Racial Profiling Act, SB 560, which would ban the practice of racial profiling by law enforcement.

NEW RESOURCE: Toolkit on State Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation


We are pleased to share the Toolkit on State Anti-Racial Profiling Legislation. This toolkit is a collective effort of the Proactive Team convened by Rights Working Group and draws on best-practices and expertise from successful state-level campaigns for anti-profiling laws, as well as insights from national organizations. The toolkit offers guidance on legislative language, messaging and framing, and coalition-building to advance state legislative campaigns for proactive anti-profiling laws.

Victory in Colorado: SB 90 Repealed!


Passed in 2006, SB 90 required police to report people suspected to be undocumented to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the time of arrest. On April 26th, the Community and Law Enforcement Trust Act was signed into law in Colorado, repealing SB 90. 

Anonymous Testimony Connects NYPD Surveillance, Stop and Frisk, and Racial Profiling #changethenypd

"It all started in 2007, when I was pulled over by an unmarked NYPD car for no reason. I was arrested for a suspended license for an unpaid ticket. At the precinct, they sent a plainclothes Pakistani detective to interview me about my travels, my associations, and my religious and political beliefs.

Mapping Muslims Report Reveals Deep Social Impact of Post-9/11 NYPD Surveillance


A new report released this week, Mapping Muslims: NYPD Spying and its Impact on American Muslims ,reveals how unwarranted surveillance programs based on racial and religious profiling have impacted New York’s Muslim communities, encouraging fear and mistrust of law enforcement.