Click to Listen to an interview by Michele Martin of NPR: Tell Me More that aired on 07/31/09. The 17:10 min/sec conversation titled “A Modern-Day Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner” is the inspiration for this question/survey I invite you to participate in.
As President Obama, Vice President Biden, Harvard Professor Dr. Henry Gates and Cambridge Police Sgt. James Crowley met in the Rose Garden of the White House Thursday for beer and a reconciliatory chat centered on race. I invite you to share one or some of your stories that involves racial profiling either by police or security personnel.
If you have never been racially profiled by the police or security consider yourself fortunate, but I ask of you to give your honest and realistic opinion of why you may not have been profiled?
Please understand that racial profiling is not exclusive, anyone can be racially profiled. The social acceptance of mistrust is often directed at Black & Hispanic men, it can occur to others too.
In addition, I ask that you include your race & gender (i.e. ‘Black Male‘ or ‘Italian Female‘). Now some may wonder why I would want to know your gender and race. This is my attempt of racial profiling, although I’m not going to use it against you in any way; it serves as a survey.