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Perspectives on Racial Profiling


"From the outset, the war on drugs has in fact been a war on people and their constitutional rights, with African Americans, Latinos, and other minorities bearing the brunt of the damage. It is a war that has, among other depredations, spawned racist profiles of supposed drug couriers. On our nation's highways today, police ostensibly looking for drug criminals routinely stop drivers based on the color of their skin."

David Harris, Professor of Law, University of Toledo College of Law, in "Driving While Black: Racial Profiling on Our Nation's Highways," An American Civil Liberties Union Special Report, June 1999

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