Racial Profiling At Airport Security
Freedom is defined as the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint. America stands for this word freedom, it’s what American represents. But what happens to that freedom when the freedom that American gives to millions of immigrants each year is destroyed? On September 11, 2001 the World trade Center was destroyed by Muslim Terrorists. Thousands of people died and were injured. And millions of lives were ruined and changed cause of this tragic event. Since then airports have tightened up the security, and border guards are on high alert with the people that come in and out of the country by taking necessary precautions and what others think are unnecessary precautions by racial profiling. Racial profiling is wrong to some extent but the safety of the millions of people that live in America is far more important therefore, racial profiling people on airports and at the borders should be acceptable. Racial profiling is not morally wrong when the group that is being categorized is posing a threat to the American people. According to an article written by Linda Chavez called "Everything Isn't Racial Profiling" states "there are times when it makes sense to include race or national origin in a larger criminal profile, particularly if you're dealing with a crime that has already been committed or is an ongoing and the participants all come from single ethnic or racial group"(Chavez 576) Linda Chavez was the former director of the White House Office of Public Liaison under President Ronald Reagan. She knows first-hand about being racial profiled at airports because she once had to be removed off of an airplane due to suspicious language that Chavez was carrying. The reason why she was singled out of all the other people on the airplane was because she was Mexican, had a dark complexion and didn't look American, as one airline agent told her even though she was born in...
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