Compromising our future is one reason that can make racial profiling wrong. The greatest impact of racial profiling is lowering the sense of self-esteem and confidence of children and youths. Some of the typical effects of racial profiling observed in children are a negative psychological effects, loss of education and increased criminalization of children. Racial profiling is also creating mistrust of institutions. Many communities in the United States have expressed their sense of uselessness and lack of faith of registering complaints with the human right commission, police because they have a feeling that their complaints could not be taken serious, or they might turn out to be treated as suspects. Racial profiling has also led to alienation and a diminished sense of citizenship. Individuals who live in those communities that are commonly affected by racial profiling feel that they are not equal members of the society
RACIAL PROFILING 5 regardless the time they started staying there. Many people from such communities feel that they are less worthy and are undesirable members of the community because they are mainly associated with crimes only dignity (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, 2015). Racial profiling has also led to changes in behaviors of people. People who have been affected by racial profiling claims to have changed their actions and behaviors to avoid being subjected to profiling again. This means that the freedom of some communities is compromised as a result of racial profiling. Besides the racial profiling on children, parents have also been affected by the ways their children are treated. This has given stress to many parents which end up affecting their health. Many societies now feel like they are criminals by just virtue of race, ethnic origin, ancestry or religion. Many people who have been affected by racial profiling have suffered direct financial losses such as lost employment income and legal fees as a result of profiling. Another worst consequence of racial profiling is the physical effects on an individual. There is evidence that some individuals were strip searched during racial profiling. This is a sign of the excessive use of power and lack of respect to one’s dignity (The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, 2015). The above-described consequences of racial profiling indicate how unethical racial profiling has been. It can be seen that besides helping in reducing terrorism and criminal activities, racial profiling has significantly affected individuals because it is not carried out in a required manner since there are no clear procedures of performing it. Many communities from which many people have been affected now define racial profiling as a form of terrorism and that has really bullied their public image because whenever they walk in public they are only associated with nothing good except for criminal activities and thus always suspects (Gabbidon, Higgins & Nelson, 2012).
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