George Zimmerman and the new age of “profiling” « Hot Air: "All of this ignores the inconvenient fact that actual “racial profiling” as used by law enforcement is one tool in the process of working toward an arrest. But in the post-Zimmerman era, anyone who winds up in a conflict situation where there is a racial difference between the parties can now stand up and say that the villain was profiling the other party. It provides the convenient mental imagery to lump them in with rogue cops and the rest of the story. Don’t look for this to end any time soon. Profiling is the new substitute for discrimination, even if the perpetrator has nothing to do with law enforcement, and I’m betting it’s going to have a long run."
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