Posted: 5 Jun 2002
The events of September 11, 2001, have sparked a fierce debate over racial profiling. Many who readily condemned the practice a year ago have had second thoughts. In the wake of September 11, the Department of Justice initiated a program of interviewing thousands of men who arrived in this country in the past two years from countries with an al Qaeda presence - a program that some attack as racial profiling, and others defend as proper law enforcement. In this Essay, Professors Gross and Livingston use that program as the focus of a discussion of the meaning of racial profiling, its use in a variety of contexts, and its relationship to other police practices that take race or ethnicity into account.
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Gross, Samuel R. and Livingston, Debra, Racial Profiling Under Attack. Columbia Law Review, Vol. 102, No. 5, June 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=314727