Racial Profiling: Driving While Mexican and Affirmative Action

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Victor C. Romero

The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) – Penn State Law

Date Written: 2001

Abstract

This Essay will focus on "racial profiling" not just in the way people think about the term - that is, with respect to stopping motorists for traffic violations based solely on their race, so-called "Driving While Mexican" or "Driving While Black" - but also in the context of "affirmative action" - namely, using race as a factor in employment and educational decisions. More broadly, then, I want us to think of "racial profiling" as simply "the use of race to develop an understanding of an individual" which moves us slightly away from more pejorative notions of the phrase that have seeped into the national consciousness.

Suggested Citation

Romero, Victor C., Racial Profiling: Driving While Mexican and Affirmative Action (2001). Michigan Journal of Race & Law, Vol. 6, No. 195, 2001, Penn State Law Research Paper , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2714020

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