NCLR Joins Leading Civil Rights Groups in Call to End Racial Profiling

In the wake of the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri, concerns about racial profiling, including profiling of the Latino community, have once again become part of a much-needed national conversation on how to reform the frayed relationship between communities of color and law enforcement. In this vein, NCLR has joined with The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, as well as more than 100 other organizations representing a broad array of communities affected by and concerned with these issues, in calling on Congress and the Obama administration to end the practice of racial profiling.

Racial profiling has had a devastating effect on communities of color, particularly young men of color, and it has been toxic to the trust between law enforcement and their constituents which must exist if we are to ensure public safety for all. Steps we are calling for include updating the Department of Justice’s guidelines regarding the use of race in state and local law enforcement and urging Congress to vote as soon as possible on the unconscionably delayed “End Racial Profiling Act.”

Read the full statement here.