Racial profiling

Two protesters hold signs with anti-racist messages

From Minneapolis to Madrid, racial profiling and police harassment cost lives


The death of George Floyd in the United States has resonated in Spain, where black people are seven times as likely to be stopped by police as white people.

Imam Khalid Latif

This NYPD chaplain is young, male and Muslim. He’s been told ‘those things don’t go together so well right now.’

Ahmed Mohamed

Ahmed Mohamed and the lingering effects of racial profiling

A New York City police officer reacts next to people protesting against the death of Eric Garner during an arrest in July.

Even the creator of ‘broken windows’ policing thought it could lead to racial problems

Kevin Fisher-Paulson with his husband Brian and his sons Zane (right) and Aiden.

How do you have ‘the talk’ with your black child if you’re not black yourself?


Shooting Victim Speaks Out on Stop-And-Frisk

The Police Commissioner of the City of New York, Raymond Kelly, would have you believe that if it wasn’t for the stop-and-frisk policy of the NYPD, regular law abiding New Yorkers would be the victims of violent crime. Saving lives, he argues, justifies a policy that a federal judge declared unconstitutional earlier this month–unconstitutional because […]

Federal Judge Finds NYC’s Stop-And-Frisk Policy Unconstitutional

Today Federal Judge Shira A. Scheindlin ruled that New York City’s stop-and-frisk policy violates the constitutional rights of minorities. Though the policy has been deemed an effective crime fighting strategy in the city of New York, the judge ruled that members of the NYPD have been systematically stopping people on no suspicion of a crime, […]

Islamic, Latino communities claim mistreatment by federal agents on northern border

Global Politics

A lawsuit has been filed against U.S. law enforcement officers along the border with Canada — accusing them of pervasive religious and racial profiling that violates U.S. law. They’re accused of violating their own policies — especially in Detroit.

ROUND-TABLE: Is The Zimmerman Ruling About Race or the Justice System?

What is the Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman story really about? Does it show the strength of our justice system and belief in our institutions, or the weakness of those institutions? Or is it just about race? As the verdict came down over the weekend, there have been largely peaceful protests around the nation. As […]

The World

New Arizona immigration law concerns some local police

Conflict & Justice

The new Arizona immigration law has raised concerns over how police officers will enforce the law and whether it will lead to racial profiling. Others worry it will burden officers who are already busy addressing other crimes in the state.