Racial Profiling Resources

Organizing and Advocacy Tools

 

Racial Profiling: Face the Truth campaign fact sheets:

9/11 Resource Packet by Rights Working Group (Aug. 2011)

2012 RWG End Racial Profiling Advocacy Toolkit by Rights Working Group (Apr. 2012) [See the 2011 Toolkit here]

Faces of Racial Profiling:  A Report from Communities Across America by Rights Working Group (Sept. 2010)

Faces of Racial Profiling: Executive Summary in color or black & white

Video: Face the Truth: Racial Profiling Across America by Rights Working Group and Breakthrough

Town Hall Toolkit by Rights Working Group

Conversation Toolkit by Rights Working Group

Timeline Activity: Racial Profiling: A History of the United States Download timeline cards in English or Spanish.

For community events on multiracial solidarity and unity: 2-hour sample agenda a  one-day sample agenda, and a unity resolution worksheet.

Talking Points on Racial Profiling by Rights Working Group

How Passage of the End Racial Profiling Act Can Address Alabama's HB 56 by Rights Working Group 

National Security Talking Points Supplemental by Rights Working Group

Voices of Racial Profiling One-Pagers

 

Know Your Rights Resources

 

Have You Been Approached or Questioned by Agents from the FBI? by the Asian Law Caucus, Council on American-Ismalic Relations, and ACLU of Northern California

Know Your Rights Resources by United Sikhs

Know Your Rights: What To Do If You're Stopped By Police, Immigration Agents or the FBI by the ACLU (2011)

Know Your Rights in Jail by Somos Un Pueblo Unidos (in English and Spanish)

Rights of Documented and Undocumented Immigrant Workers Postcards in New York City by Desis Rising Up and Moving

 

Issue Briefs and Fact Sheets

 

NSEERS Policy Update: April 2012 DHS Memo by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Cosponsor and Pass the End Racial Profiling Act of 2011 by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Unjust, Ineffective, and Counterproductive by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Immigration Enforcement by State and Local Police by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Racial Profiling Post-9/11 by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Full of Holes: The 2003 Department of Justice Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Agencies by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Racial Profiling at the Border and the Department of Justice's 2003 "Guidance Regarding the Use of Race by Federal Law Enforcement Authorities" by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Racial Profiling & Gender by Rights Working Group (June 2012)

Issue Brief -- Data Collection Recommendations for DHS by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Data Collection Recommendations for State and Local Law Enforcement by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Department of Justice Pattern or Practice Investigations by Rights Working Group

Issue Brief -- Suspicious Activity Reporting by Rights Working Group

White Paper -- Advocating for Justice: Case Studies in Combating Discriminatory Policing by the Center for Constitutional Rights (July 2011)

Issue Brief -- The Practice of Profiling: Community Impact & Recommendations by SAALT (March 2010)

Issue Brief -- Practice of Profiling: Communites on Watch by SAALT (March 2010)

Issue Brief -- Practice of Profiling: Traveling While Brown by SAALT (March 2010)

Issue Brief -- Practice of Profiling: Immigration and Profiling in the Post-9/11 World by SAALT (March 2010)

Overview of the Key ICE ACCESS Programs: 287(g), Secure Communities and Criminal Alien Program from the National Immigration Law Center

Secure Communities from the National Immigration Forum

 

Reports on Racial Profiling

 

The Growing Human Rights Crisis Along Washington's Northern Border by OneAmerica and the University of Washington Center for Human Rights (Apr. 2012); Executive Summary

Justice Derailed: What Raids on Trains and Buses Reveal about Border Patrol's Interior Enforcement Practices by the NYU School of Law, Immigrant Rights Clinic, New York Civil Liberties Union, and Families for Freedom (Nov. 11, 2011)

Secure Communities By the Numbers: An Analysis of Demographics and Due Process by the Warren Institute of Law and Social Policy at Berkeley University (Oct. 2011)

The Forgotten Constitution, Racial Profiling and Immigration Enforcement in Bedford County, Tennessee by Sarah White and Salmun Kazerounian for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (Sept. 2011)

Reclaiming Our Rights: Reflections on Racial Profiling in a Post-9/11 America by Rights Working Group (Sept. 2011)

Restoring Community: A National Community Advisory Report on ICE's Failed "Secure Communities" Program by the National Day Laborers Organizing Network and a National Community Advisory Commission (Aug. 2011)

Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses With Major Consequences by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Aug. 2011)

Under the Radar: Muslims Deported, Detained, and Denied on Unsubstantiated Terrorism Allegations by The Center for Human Rights & Global Justice at NYU School of Law and the Asian American Legal and Education Defense Fund (May 2011)

Restoring a National Consensus: The Need to End Racial Profiling in America by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (Mar. 2011)

Community Concerns of Surveillance, Racial and Religious Profiling of Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, and South Asian Communities and
Potential Reactivation of SFPD Intelligence Gathering
by the City and County of San Francisco Human Rights Commission (Feb. 24, 2011)

The Persistence, in the United States, of Discriminatory Profiling Based on Race, Ethnicity, Religion and National Origin submitted as a shadow report for the United Nations Universal Periodic Review (Nov. 2010)

Faces of Racial Profiling:  A Report from Communities Across America by the Rights Working Group (Sept. 2010); Additional Info: Executive Summary; Report Summary in color or black & white

The Persistence of Racial Profiling in Gwinnett: Time for Accountability, Transparency, and an End to 287(g) by the ACLU of Georgia (Mar. 2010)

The C.A.P. Effect: Racial Profiling in the ICE Criminal Alien Program by the Warren Institute at Berkeley University (Sept. 2000)

Terror and Isolation in Cobb - How Unchecked Police Power Under 287(g) Has Torn Families Apart and Threatened Public Safety by ACLU of Georgia (Oct. 2009)

The Persistence Of Racial And Ethnic Profiling In The United States by ACLU and Rights Working Group (Aug. 2009)

Confronting the New Faces of Hate: Hate Crimes in America 2009 by Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (June 2009)

Ethnic Profiling in the European Union: Pervasive, Ineffective, and Discriminatory by Open Society Institute - Open Society Justice Initiative (May 2009)

Crossing the Line: Damaging Immigration Enforcement Practices by New Jersey Police Following Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive 2007-3 by The Center for Social Justice, Seton Hall University School of Law (Apr. 2009)

Returning Home: How U.S. Government Practices Undermine Civil Rights at Our Nation's Doorstep by Asian Law Caucus (Apr. 2009)

Under Siege: Life for Low-Income Latinos in the South by Southern Poverty Law Center (Apr. 2009)

Unreasonable Intrusions: Investigating the Politics, Faith & Finances of Americans Returning Home by Muslim Advocates (Apr. 2009)

NSEERS: The Consequences of America's efforts to Secure Its Borders by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (Mar. 2009)

The Policies and Politics of Local Immigration Enforcement Law by ACLU of North Carolina Legal Foundation and Immigration & Human Rights Policy Clinic, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Feb. 2009)

First Global Civil Rights Report 2008: A Preliminary Civil Rights Report on the State of the Sikh Nation by United Sikhs (Feb. 2009)

Local Democracy on ICE: Why Local and State Governments Have No Business in Federal Immigration Law Enforcement by Justice Strategies (Feb. 2009)

West Virginia Traffic Stop Study: 2009 Final Report by the Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center, Division of Criminal Justice Services (Feb. 2009)

Racial Disparity in NYPD Stop and Frisks by the Center for Constitutional Rights (Jan. 2009)

Equal Treatment Denied: United States Immigration Enforcement Policies by Rights Working Group (2008)

U.S.-Mexico Border Policy Report by Border Network for Human Rights (Nov. 2008)

A Study of Racially Disparate Outcomes in the Los Angeles Police Department by the ACLU - Southern California (Oct. 2008)

Unequal Under the Law: Racial Profiling in Louisiana by ACLU Louisiana (Aug. 2008)

Driving While Black or Brown by ACLU Arizona (Apr. 2008)

The Persistence of Racial Profiling in Rhode Island: A Call for Action by ACLU - Rhode Island (Jan. 2008)

2003-2007 Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (2008)

Race & Ethnicity in America: Turning a Blind Eye to Injustice by ACLU (Dec. 2007)

Americans on Hold: Profiling, Citizenship, and the 'War on Terror' by Center for Human Rights and Global Justice, NYU Law School (2007)

The Persistence of Racial Profiling in Rhode Island: An Update by ACLU - Rhode Island (Aug. 2006)

The Impact of Operation Meth Merchant on South Asians (2006)

The Public's Truth: Stories of Racial Profiling & the Attack on Civil Liberties by Applied Research Center (2006)

Rhode Island Racial Profiling Report by ACLU - Rhode Island (May 2005)

Targets of Suspicion: The Impact of Post-9/11 Policies on Muslims, Arabs and South Asians in the United States by American Immigration Law Foundation (May 2004)

Sanctioned Bias: Racial Profiling Since 9/11 by ACLU (February 2004)

Iowa's Highways and Racial Profiling - Community Conversations by the Iowa Department of Public Safetey (2004)

Special Registration: Discrimination and Xenophobia in Government Policy by Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (2004)

Threat and Humiliation: Racial Profiling, Domestic Security, and Human Rights in the United States by Amnesty International USA (2004)

Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans: The Post-September 11 Backlash by American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (2003)

Wrong Then, Wrong Now Racial Profiling Before and After 9/11 by Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (Feb. 2003)

Justice for All: The Aftermath of September 11th by OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone) (Sept. 2002)

1998 - 2000 Report on Hate Crimes and Discrimination Against Arab Americans by American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (2001)

"Driving While Black: Racial Profiling On Our Nation's Highways" by ACLU (June 1999)