Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/05/03/Racial_Profiling_in_a_Post-Racial_America
Legal scholar Paul Butler examines four primary attitudes on racial profiling in post-9/11 America. Butler argues that proponents of racial profiling underestimate the costs of the practice, while overestimating the benefits. "It makes us feel more secure when we're not."
Racial profiling is an unspoken but pervasive problem throughout the United States. It stigmatises and criminalises people of colour from as early as their pre-teens, violating the rights and civil liberties of innocent people, and having devastating consequences on entire communities.
The Atlantic Philanthropies and The New Press invite you to join authors Michelle Alexander and Paul Butler and individuals who have experienced profiling firsthand for an illuminating conversation about this problem, and a discussion of what can be done about it. - The Atlantic Philanthropies
A former federal prosecutor, Paul Butler is the country's leading expert on jury nullification. He provides legal commentary for CNN, NPR, and the Fox News Network, and has been featured on 60 Minutes and profiled in the Washington Post. He has written for the Post, the Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times, and is a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice is his first book.
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