Should racial profiling in airport security be legislated?
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Since the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, measures to enhance airport security has once again become a hot topic. One of the many suggested measures is using racial profiling toward passengers who appear to be from Muslim areas, which is also the place that the terrorists of 9/11 came from. However, it has also aroused controversies about whether this conduct is appropriate and acceptable. There are numerous pros and cons about this issue. After careful research and comparison, I hold the position against racial profiling in airport security because of its violation against civil rights, its inefficiency and ineffectiveness, and potential negative effects on our communities, society and the country as a whole.
To begin with, that racial profiling violates passengers’ civil rights of equity is the first and most straightforward reason against its legislation. Fundamentally, racial profiling is based on race,......
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