Now that the TV trucks have packed up and headed out of Ferguson, MO, what is there to do? I will go into more detail about some of the next steps we can take post-posting hands up photos on social media and pointing fingers at who should be “doing something” to stop racial profiling in this country.
Here is something we can all do. We can support the End Racial Profiling Act. This legislation has been pushed by civil rights organizations for years with much public apathy. This act will put racial profiling in Congress’ face. They need to know that we are not backing down. Here is a description of the act.
The End Racial Profiling Act comprehensively addresses the insidious practice of racial profiling by law enforcement on five levels: first, it clearly defines the racially discriminatory practice of racial profiling by law enforcement at all levels; second, it creates a federal prohibition against racial profiling; thirdly, it mandates data collection so we can fully assess the true extent of the problem; fourth, it provides funding for the retraining of law enforcement officials on how to discontinue and prevent the use of racial profiling; and fifth, it holds law enforcement agencies that continue to use racial profiling accountable.
NAACP Washington Bureau
Click here for the full law.
Support this by contacting your Congressional representative today and sharing this information.
This is exactly what to do! Don’t talk about it, be about it. Via NAACP.