Racial Profiling of Arabs and Arab-Americans

TitleRacial Profiling of Arabs and Arab-Americans
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsCox-White, B, Anestidou, L, Connolly, P, Keller, DR, Ladenson, R, Leever, M
Pagination2 p.
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCRIMINAL , Criminal Justice , Diversity , Human , HUMAN rights , PUBLIC , Public Policy
AbstractWhen Samar Kaukab headed back home after attending a conference, she was subjected to an embarrassing search security officers at O'Hare Airport in Chicago. According to a lawyer from the American Civil Liberties Union, Ms. Kaukab was subjected to a humiliating search not because she posed a security threat, but because she was wearing a hijab which identified her as Muslim. While some people claim racial profiling of Arabs and Arab-Americans as impermissible, others claim that after the events of September 11, 2001, racial profiling in airports is permissible on the grounds of national security.
NotesCase from the 2003 APPE National Ethics Bowl Championship. Copyright, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2003. http://www.indiana.edu/~appe/ethicsbowl.html
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