Is racial profiling by police an effective way of catching criminals or just plain racist?
Effective! Profiling of any kind is very effective..whether it be by race, gender, age, etc. But there's a thin line between using racial profiling as an aid and using it as a dominating strategy where you only target people of that profile.
victim: he had dark skin, no hair, and a beard.
police: we can't use this its racism!
come on now. you need to profile sometimes.