Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Just a random musing.... I have an old friend who lives in Phoenix AZ. She is originally from Denmark and just moved there maybe 6 years ago. She has a strong Danish accent. She is white with blonde hair. Do you think if she was, say, speeding and got pulled over, and didn't have her license or registration on her, that the officer might ask her to bring papers down proving her citizenship while she brings in her other documents for the speeding offense? I think it's very possible they would, based on her thick accent. Is that profiling? Or is it just profiling if they stop someone for 'suspicious activity' and take note of accent AND a complexion other than caucasian? Is it going to be called profiling if an officer pulls someone over who sounds rather like a Canuk, saying 'eh?' left and right and asks to see proof of their reason for being in the US? I'm just curious.
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