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My Family Has Been Racially Profiled Everywhere from Harvard to Our Own Home

What happened to Michael Brown Jr. in Ferguson, Missouri has resonated across the country with African Americans because all of us feel that it could have easily happened to any of us.<p>Every black person has their own story of racial profiling, especially black men. Any white person, not just …

What Does It Feel Like to Be Racially Profiled?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora:</i><i>What does it feel like to be racially profiled?</i><p><i>Answer by Raj Ramanan, Co-Founder, Loku</i><p>I am an American of Indian (sub-continental) descent, and I have been racially profiled. I can understand why this happens, but it can be frustrating at times, and …

How I used the Ferguson riots to teach racial equality in school

At some point in every teacher’s career, we have to deal with sensitive issues. As my school year began last week, the events in Ferguson, Missouri, filled the news outlets and became the subject of some vital conversations with my students.<p>Before the first class had begun, a student approached me …

Black UCLA employee claims racial profiling in arrest by campus police

A 46-year-old African American<p>UCLAfacilities employee arrested for obstruction and resisting arrest by campus police last week is accusing the department of racial profiling and violating his civil rights.<p>Claudius E. Gaines III was arrested after being stopped on Strathmore Drive shortly before …

Simsbury Traffic Stop Racial Profiling Data Report

Connecticut compiled the information to determine if the state has a racial profiling problem.<p>In January 2012, at the Connecticut General Statutes …

The Daniele Watts Stop Tosses the Glare Again on the Racial Profiling Debate

Two predictable things happened the instant <i>Django Unchained</i> star, actress Daniele Watts, an African-American, was detained by an LAPD officer in Studio City, California in response to a lewd public behavior call. The first was that Watts' loudly charged that she was being detained only because she …

UCLA police union says video will refute racial profiling claim

The union representing<p>UCLApolice officers said Wednesday that video from a patrol car camera will contradict a claim that a 46-year-old African American UCLA facilities employee was the victim of racial profiling during an arrest last week.<p>The UCLA Peace Officers Assn. released a statement …