Racial Screening

GUESTS: BRUCE JACOBS *Author, Speaking Through My Skin (Michigan State University Press, 1997) Racial profiling can describe a situation where cops use skin color as a reason to frisk, or cabs passing by black customers, or why whites feel for their wallets when in an elevator with minorities. As a police policy, it's been attacked by Amnesty International. As an instinct, it can only be cured by long and brutally honest conversations. Join Brooke Gladstone and guests for a look at racial profiling as government policy and personal inclination.



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