Institutional Racism

Is NYPD Brass Promoting Racial Profiling?

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NEW YORK (AP) — Police officials were not concerned with whether patrol officers were saving lives or helping people under a policy that required them to detain and sometimes search anyone they deemed suspicious. They were focused on one thing: numbers, according to a New York City police officer testifying in a federal challenge to some street stops.

Adhyl Polanco said his superiors told him that he needed 20 summonses, five street stops and one arrest per month. It didn't matter whether the stops were done properly, he said.

NYPD Stop & Frisk Viewed As Racist

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NEW YORK (AP) - Many of the five million New Yorkers stopped, questioned, and sometimes frisked by police in the past decade were wrongly targeted because of their race, lawyers for four men who said they were illegally stopped said Monday. New York Police Department lawyers countered that officers must go where the crime is - and the crime is overwhelmingly in minority neighborhoods.

Conversation Of The Week L: What Is the Role Of White Leaders And Educators In A Multi-Cultural Society?

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Each week, the White Privilege Conference and the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion, housed at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS), hosts a half hour radio show called Intersections Radio that features an interview with a different author, scholar, and/or speaker.

ISSUE OF THE WEEK XLIX: Bloomberg Businessweek Racist Depiction Of Who Benefited From The Housing And Foreclosure Crisis

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Racism is prevalent in the housing and foreclosure crisis. If you had any doubt, you only need to look at this week’s cover of Bloomberg Businessweek to see how facts can be blatantly distorted and misrepresented.

But what is new when it comes to minorities and how they are often characterized?

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