racial profiling


racial profiling
noun
a form of racism consisting of the (alleged) policy of policemen who stop and search vehicles driven by persons belonging to particular racial groups
Hypernyms: ↑racism, ↑racialism, ↑racial discrimination

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ˌracial ˈprofiling 7 [racial profiling] noun uncountable (NAmE)
the fact of police officers, etc. suspecting that sb has committed a crime based on the colour of their skin or their race rather than on any evidence

He claims he was a victim of racial profiling.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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