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Amnesty: 32 Million Racially Profiled in U.S.

HeadlineSep 15, 2004

A new report by Amnesty International estimates * 32 million people in the United States have been the subject of racial profiling* and that nearly one-third of the country’s population are at high risk of being racially profiled. The reports states “Prior to 9/11, racial profiling was frequently referred to as 'driving while black,' Now, the practice can be more accurately characterized as driving, flying, walking, worshipping, shopping or staying at home while Black, Brown, Red, Yellow, Muslim or of Middle-Eastern appearance.” In its report titled * “Threat and Humiliation,”* Amnesty is calling on Congress to enact the End Racial Profiling Act of 2004.

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