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Title

Whats Morality Got to Do With It? Some "Firsthand" Problems with Racial Profiling

Department

Philosophy Department

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Articles on racial profiling written by moral philosophers, social and political philosophers, legal scholars, and criminal justice scholars often seem to neglect one of the most important existential and ethico-political feature of racial profiling policies: racial profiling stigmatizes and marginalizes those people who are subjected to it by law enforcement officers. In this paper I contend that once racial profiling policies are criticized on an ethico-political level, we can appreciate how racial profiling functions as an insidious means of policing and regulating supposedly problematic populations of people in the name of protecting public safety.

Conference Name

19th annual Philosophy Born of Struggle Conference

Conference Location

College Station, TX

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