NEWS COVERAGE REVIEW 2
The Myth of Racial Profiling is an article demystifying the perception related to racial
profiling (Donald, 2015). The author postulates that the campaign against racial profiling is
unjustified and based on a flawed misconception of what racial profiling entails. The author
highlights various benefits racial profiling has brought in solving crime over the years. For
instance, the author asserts that the racial profiling of black as being the primary suspects in
drug-related crimes as being justified by the many blacks involved in the trade.
In the second article Racial Profiling, the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) writes
about the same myth of racial profiling (American Civil liberties Union , 2018). The Union
asserts that racial profiling is and therefore should be recognized as a national crisis since it is
illegal and violates the rights of the minority who are profiled as criminals based on skin color.
The union also asserts that indeed such profiling that is not based on evidence but color, national
original, religion or ethnicity brings humiliation to the affected communities. Ultimately, the
illegal practice of profiling reduces the credibility of investigations.
Notably, the two pieces contrast sharply, the first article The Myth of Racial Profiling; for
instance, portray racial profiling positively as a socially accepted activity. The writer provides
the many advantages that brought about by racial profiling such as effectiveness in solving
crimes as a justification. The second article Racial Profiling, on the other hand, addresses the
same topic of racial profiling but differs with the first article by the fact that it criminalizes racial
profiling by providing the many demerits it brings forth. Personally, I find the second article
Racial Profiling by American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) as effective since it is based on
reliable proof and facts and not a hypothesis, which is used as proof in the first article.