Bernard A. New York

Police racial profiling

Many races in the United States, black, Hispanics, Asians and other groups of people have faced discrimination based on the way they look.

Dear President,

Hi, I'm Bernard and I'm from New York. I'm originally from Panama and now I'm in my final year of high school. Racial profiling has become worse and worse in every state and it is unnecessarily killing people. The police are taking advantage of people of color and different religions. If you train the police to not discriminate people by their skin color, it might be the solution to this problem. I believe that you need to solve racial profiling right away because there is too much conflict between the police and the people right now and that makes our country less safe.

"Some people believe that the use of racial profiling damages confidence in the police. Trust is very important. People are angry about some cases of killings by police. African policemen killed people who did nothing wrong. They did not even have guns. The police officers were not punished." Police are using their power against any type of skin color or religion, as you can see what can be a discrimination against human beings and are killing innocent people who have nothing in crime. Former Attorney General "Holder said the practice corrodes trust in the police, an Important factor at a time of public anger over cases in which officers who killed unarmed black men faced no charges." In the United States former Attorney General Eric Holder, in 2014 made an announcement that the authorities would not to judge someone for their opinion, dress, or the way they look because people in the society are not agreeing with all this murder that the police has taken away from some family. According to an article called "Polls show that whites and nonwhites have different views on the fairness of U.S. law enforcement" "City records show that New York in detention, whites used to own guns at a rate up to two times higher than blacks and Hispanics." The police's authority take someone else's life has been a big problem against black people.

No one can’t accept how dirty the authorities are treating people  because when police are asking to search for illegal weapon that’s not helpful for people. They are going to think that they’re criminals and if you don’t have permission to do that then you shouldn't do it.


Bernard Alexander



Article Title Newsela

Website Title Issue Overview: Racial profiling

Brooklyn International High School

BIHS Seniors 2016-17

Brooklyn International High School, in New York City, is a public school for recent immigrants to the U.S.

All letters from this group →