Friday, March 28, 2014

Can Black Conservatives Support Stop-and-Frisk?

Chidike Okeem, a conservative writer, argues in his latest article that Black conservatism and mainstream conservatism must part ways on the issue of stop-and-frisk.
Stop-and-frisk is perhaps one of the most controversial issues in American policing today. The fundamental basis for the controversy regarding stop-and-frisk is the concept of racial profiling. There are two schools of thought in defining the term ‘racial profiling’: Race-incorporated profiling and race-reliant profiling. Race-incorporated profiling is the use of race as one of many factors while making law enforcement decisions. By contrast, race-reliant profiling is the reliance on race as the principal and essential basis upon which law enforcement decisions are made.

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