Is Racial Profiling Racist?
By Walter E. Williams
Harvard Professor Henry Gates' arrest has given new life to the issue of racial profiling. We can think of profiling as a practice where people use an observable or known physical attribute as a proxy or estimator of some other unobservable or unknown attribute. Race or sex profiling is simply the use of race or sex as that estimator. Let's look at a few profiling examples to see which ones you'd like outlawed.
This incident exposes the vulnerability of white people in America to disproportionate verbal assaults and knee-jerk accusations ranging from the ugly Tawana Brawley hoax to the disgusting black stripper Crystal Gail Mangum (who wickedly accused white Duke students of rape) overplayed by the media while being negligent about honest reports of disproportionate black on white violence, black on white robbery, black on white rape, black on white murder as evident in the Christian Channon and Christopher Newsom case - real hate crimes!
This latest false accusation against a person of white color, by none other than Gates, a hypocritical Harvard professor who teaches about race, has backfired since Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley has taught a class on racial profiling for five years at Lowell Police Academy and is highly respected...