The American Constitution stipulates that every American citizen has equal rights regardless of their race, sex, gender, and nationality. Introduction Thesis: Racial profiling is not only morally and ethically wrong but also legally condemned in the American constitution.Racial profiling goes against this stipulation by painting a specific group of people as potential enemies. Body Paragraph One: According to the United States Constitution, every American citizen regardless of their race have equal protection under the law and protected against any unreasonable searches and seizures.
According to the United States Constitution, every American citizen regardless of their race had equal protection under the law and protected against any unreasonable searches and seizures (Wyatt-Nichol & Seabrook, 2016).
In as much as racial profiling is ineffective, it tends to create a form of alienation of specific groups from law enforcers, inhibits community policing efforts, and leads to a lack of trust of law enforcers among the general community who they are sworn to protect and serve.
Racial profiling violates and ignores the foundation of the American spirit and the rule of law.
In a fundamental sense, racial profiling tends to consider a group of Americans as ‘not fully Americans’ and puts them under a continuous trial.
Another group that has been a significant target of racial profiling are the Muslims, Arabs, and South Asians.
The group has been profiled by individuals working in airlines, Federal law enforcement officers, and local police.
It is without a doubt that a government through the police force has a general duty to protect citizens while promoting fairness and justice (Zack, 2015).
However, practicing racial profiling goes against this sworn duty leading to fear among citizens who are condemned due to what they look like, their origins, or the religion they subscribe to among others.
In the US, despite the claim of enjoying a post-racial era, racial profiling, continues to occur.
Racial profiling is not only morally and ethically wrong but also legally condemned in the American constitution.