Thursday, July 25, 2013



We commonly use profiling daily


Profiling is decision-making in the presence of uncertain information. One profiles by employing visual or audio cues to make decisions, and these clues can be skin color, clothing, hygiene, or the presence of things in hand that might be a weapon. Other profiling techniques may include modes of operation, personal habits, or associations with others of known potential for harmful action.

Most people use profiling daily either consciously or not .They make decisions about other people they encounter. Are they trustworthy, are they honest, are they of good behavior, are they likable and friendly, and so on? Or, are they the exact opposite of these bell weathers of comity?

As a result of PC thinking, profiling has become a nasty word when it should not be, since it is in such constant use in our lives. Some people resent terribly being profiled when they are put in a group that has some known bad characteristics or cues, yet, while they do have the cues, they do not have such bad characteristics.

Both blacks and Muslims have cues, such as color of skin or dress, that are used by both civilians and government authorities to focus on potential
troubles In the making. White citizens, on the other hand enjoy less hassling by authorities (Except for the TSA. They search all passengers, even 5-year-olds, regardless of the probabilities). The reason for this difference is a matter of a lesser probability of whites making trouble than blacks or Muslims.

Blacks and Muslims need to cure their own problems and show less probability for troublemaking to escape the onus of being profiled more than normal. It is in the record that the 8% of the population that is black fill 40% of all prison cells, which is a strong indication that blacks are more prone to crime than whites. Then too, the FBI list of most wanted terrorists is 98% Muslim, again a strong indication that Muslims are more prone to terrorist acts. (These statistics are from a recent article by Walter Williams, citing government sources.) One can expect that until these people do clean up their collective acts, profiling will continue.




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