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Racial Profiling

Racial profiling is prevalent in America. Despite the civil rights victories of 30 years ago, official racial prejudice is still reflected throughout the criminal justice system. For people of color in cities large and small across this nation, north and south, east and west, Jim Crow "justice" is alive and well.

Today skin color makes you a suspect in America. It makes you more likely to be stopped, more likely to be searched, and more likely to be arrested and imprisoned.

One of the C.A.C's highest priority issues is the fight against the outrageous practice of racial profiling. Our recently released report Driving While Black: Racial Profiling On Our Nation's Highways, documents this practice of substituting skin color for evidence as a grounds for suspicion by law enforcement officials.

Tens of thousands of innocent motorists on highways across the country are victims of racial profiling. And these discriminatory police stops have reached epidemic proportions in recent years - fueled by the "War on Drugs" that has given police a pretext to target people who they think fit a "drug courier" or "gang member" profile.

We must put an end to the practice of racial profiling.