Saturday, February 6, 2010

Profiling


Heard an interesting piece this morning on profiling. Profiling is where a police officer or a security person will use a name, skin color or dress to profile a person into certain types that represent a known hazard. It is fully racist but I also believe that everyone does it to a certain extent. If people say they are not then they are not telling the truth. We all walk around with certain preconceived notions about people and how we expect them to behave. It is wrong but I am not sure what the alternative is short of a frontal lobotomy.

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