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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights  & The Leadership Conference Education Fund
The Nation's Premier Civil and Human Rights Coalition

Report: Restoring a National Consensus: The Need to End Racial Profiling

March 2011

"Restoring a National Consensus: The Need to End Racial Profiling in America" is an update of our 2003 report, "Wrong Then, Wrong Now: Racial Profiling Before and After September 11, 2001." Sadly, 10 years after 9/11, the problem of racial profiling continues to be a significant national concern that demands priority attention. In releasing this report, our goals are to examine the use of racial profiling in the street-level context in which it originally arose, in the newer context of counterterrorism, and in the most recent context of immigration; and to re-establish a national consensus against racial profiling in all its forms.

Full report (PDF)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

  1. Introduction and Background
  2. What is Racial Profiling?
  3. The Reality of Racial Profiling
  4. The Case Against Racial Profiling
  5. The End Racial Profiling Act of 2010
  6. Conclusion and Recommendations

Endnotes

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