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August 18, 2002
Racial Profiling Across Social Institutions
Is Featured in Plenary Session
Chicago, IL – Racial profiling is widely associated with “DWB” (driving while black)—where minorities are pulled over for humiliating searches while driving. Police practices where race is used as a key factor in deciding whether to make a traffic stop, however, is not the only context where racial profiling occurs.
Three scholars, experts on social perception, discrimination, segregation, inequality, and race issues will address issues relating to racial profiling at a Plenary Session during the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, August 18, at 12:30 p.m. at the Chicago Hilton (International Ballroom North).
This plenary session will feature presentations that focus on “profiling” that we all engage in with and without our direct awareness. This session will be followed by five sessions at 2:30 p.m. focusing on racial profiling in employment, education, health, housing, and consumption markets, and the criminal justice system.
The following panel of experts will address these issues at the plenary session:
The Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association is being held from August 16-19 at the Chicago Hilton and Hilton Palmer House Hotels in Chicago, IL. The purpose of the Annual Meeting is to meet the scholarly, teaching, training and practice needs of sociologists and social scientists at every career stage.
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