From Any Angle, Profiling is Still Wrong

From Any Angle, Profiling is Still Wrong

From Any Angle, Profiling is Still Wrong
Dawn Turner Trice, Chicago Tribune, 12/8/05
http://www.chicagotribune.com/services/newspaper/premium/printedition/Thursday/metro/chi-0512080327dec08,1,1348006.column

Since a couple of Mondays ago when I wrote a column on why profiling young Arab men is not only nonsensical but also dangerous, the response from readers has been steadily flowing in.

The original column followed comments made by U.S. Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), who said in a speech that it was OK to profile young Arab men applying for visas. All for national security.

The e-mails I received fell into two distinct camps. The first camp included readers with names such as John, David, Joseph, Gary, Jim and Richard, among many others, who wrote to say how wrong I was and that profiling was the only way to stop "them" from hurting "us."

Camp No. 2 included people with names like Ahmed, Ali, Talat, Malek, Taufiq, Ajaz, among many others, who wrote to thank me for, in essence, being so smart. (MORE)

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