Philosophy Talk asks: Is racial profiling more than mere bias? | KALW

Philosophy Talk asks: Is racial profiling more than mere bias?

Oct 3, 2014

Whether for counterterrorism measures, street level crime, or immigration, racial profiling of minorities occurs frequently. However, racial profiling is illegal under many jurisdictions and many might say ineffective. Is racial profiling ever moral or is it always an unjustified form of racism? Is there any evidence that certain races or ethnic groups have a tendency to behave in particular ways? Or is racial stereotyping a result of deeply-held biases we're not even aware of? John and Ken share their profiles with Linda Alcoff from the City University of New York, author of Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self.  Join the conversation live this Sunday, 10/03 at 10 am by calling 1-800-525-9917.