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According to the Encarta Dictionary, Racial Profiling is the assumption of criminality among ethnic groups without probable cause. Since the September 11, 2001, Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center, racial profiling has been the temporary tactic used to stop terrorism. After more than ten years since implementing this practice, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has made little progress. Some American citizens are still skeptical of Middle Eastern and Muslim people even though TSA has caught no terrorists through racial profiling. Although racial profiling has the potential to catch terrorists, it should not be used because racial profiling can justify terrorist acts, it will not improve airport and airline security, and it is discrimination.
Those in favor of racial profiling, like Clifford S. Fishman, believe the potential to catch terrorists exists. They believe this because it is careless not to single out a class since it takes too long for TSA to scrutinize everyone and all terrorists are all Middle Eastern or Muslim. According to the opposition, it is irre…