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Thread: Simple question: race as part of a profile

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    Re: Simple question: race as part of a profile

    You have three people, an 80 year old white woman, a 10 year old black boy, and a 30 year old middle eastern man.
    Age and gender are more useful here than race.

    EDIT
    To clarify, if it were an 80 year old Saudi woman, a 10 year old Iranian boy, and a 30 year old white man, the 30 year old white man is still the most suspect.

    Also, does anybody find it odd that all this talk of profiling Arabs is cropping up on DP in the wake of an attack by a black man?
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    Re: Simple question: race as part of a profile

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    Them too.....

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    Re: Simple question: race as part of a profile

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Would you agree or disagree with the notion that in the current climate you would be okay with the various TSA employees acting at a slightly more cautious level with the 30 year old middle eastern man since the most prevelant and consistant profile of a terrorist threatening the United States currently is young men, often of some sort of middle eastern decent or obvious religious affiliation?
    Absolutely not, because that would mean they are acting at a slightly less cautious level at other times.


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    Re: Simple question: race as part of a profile

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Absolutely not, because that would mean they are acting at a slightly less cautious level at other times.
    Well, yeah. Haven't you ever heard of "random" searches?

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    Re: Simple question: race as part of a profile

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Well, yeah. Haven't you ever heard of "random" searches?
    Yes. That would be the highest level of caution. If they weren't random, they would be at a lower level of caution because people who didn't fit the stereotypical look would be allowed to pass without them in every case.

    But the example given in this context was

    then at most perhaps a TSO may look at the screen a bit closer as carry on goes into the luggage or something of the sort with the Middle Eastern gentleman than the others.
    They should be looking at that screen as closely as possible every single time.
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