... I am going to duck the fallout from my next comments, but I was just perusing a CNN article (via Drudge) where Att Gen Eric Holder speaks of possible suing the state of Arizona on a federal level because of the state's immigration law. He talks of worrying about it coming to racial profiling....
Well then I would like to complain to someone, and possibly sue, over other forms of racial profiling like the movie White Men Can't Jump (the title is just plain rude to white people, who certainly CAN jump). Or perhaps the general razing that goes on infering that white people can't dance. Or what about 'blonde bimbo' for those poor white girls born with blonde hair- it's not their fault, it's genetic, and they are forever labeled with bimbo, ditz, barbie, and so on. People make jokes, songs, movies, books about all of these things.
I am not an idiot - I know that some people do profile and they are most likely being unfair, rushing to judgement based on the color of one's skin. But it happens to ALL races. I am a woman and therefore have been subject to gender profiling at times - especially when it comes to work around the house (as in fix-it jobs). Recently my partner was shocked that I figured out how to fix the bathroom sink all by my lone self. He commented that I won't be ending up on Canada's Worst Handyman afterall. I just rolled my eyes at him. Perhaps instead I should have castrated him with my feminazi (thanks CS) blow to the left scrotum for such a callous, sexist remark? No, I just thought 'what a dumb man, assuming a chick can't do something that involves a screwdriver and a brain'. There see - I was sexist right back at him in the confines of my mind... is that something evil?
Anyway I digressed there - my point is, I know there is profiling. I have heard people say the dumbest things about other races/cultures, but is it not ALSO profiling to assume that every single time someone other than a white person is questioned, it must be racially motivated? Is it not profiling the officer involved if someone makes an assumption without knowing a single thing that goes on inside the officer's mind? Yes there are people who will walk past a group of white teens without batting an eyelash, but turn the corner to see a group of black teens and cross the street to avoid them. I have met people like that. But they are few and far between, they really are. It's their sad loss to act like that and think like that, but I think it's a major stretch to make the leap to racial profiling.
Did you know there are a lot of white people illegally living in the US as well? From Canada, Europe, Africa, Australia, NZ, Russia, Bulgaria, etc. The cops are aware of this. There is illegal trafficing in Russian girls for prostitution purposes. The cops are aware of this. It's not just a color issue, and this gives them the chance to check out a few more people to make sure they are in the US legally.