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Is Racial Profiling Real?
Aired 7/19/2001

From California to Cincinnati to New Jersey, police departments are being confronted with the incendiary charge of racial profiling. But just what is racial profiling? How widespread is it? And does the crusade to abolish it threaten to undermine law enforcement? Think Tank panelist Heather Mac Donald challenges conventional wisdom. In a recent article in the City Journal titled, "The Myth of Racial Profiling," she writes: "The anti-’racial profiling’ juggernaut must be stopped before it obliterates the crime-fighting gains of the last decade, especially in inner cities." Is racial profiling real?
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  Heather MacDonald
    fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of "The Burden of Bad Ideas: How Modern Intellectuals Misshape Our Society"
  Paul Butler
    former prosecuting attorney and professor of law at George Washington University
  David Cole
    professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and author of "No Equal Justice: Race and Class in the American Criminal Justice System."

Originally Aired: 7/19/2001

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