This essay focuses on racial and minority groups. Discuss various ethnocentric practices historically used by those in power that have contributed to prejudicial attitudes towards racial and minority groups
Answer the following questions in your own words.
Firstly, What is racial profiling?
Secondly, Provide examples of how law enforcement, government officials and
or ordinary citizens use racial profiling in the aftermath of 9/11. (review Arizona case).
Thirdly, How might the contact hypothesis of understanding race remedy profiling?
In addition, Discuss various ethnocentric practices historically use by those in power
that have contribute to prejudicial attitudes towards understanding racial and minority groups.
Moreover, What is the social construction of understanding race?
Further, Provide a symbolic interactionist perspective.
In addition, How can this concept (social construction of race) be apply to Americans from multiple understanding racial backgrounds?
Firstly, Define the term model minority.
Secondly, Discuss which minority group is perceived as living up to that image.
Thirdly, Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a model minority.
Race is a prohibit ground in the Code that is not specifically define.
As the term is commonly use in the human rights context and society in general,
it is important to clarify its meaning.
In the past, race was define as a natural or biological division of the human species
base on physical distinctions including skin colour and other bodily features.
This notion of race emerge in the context of European imperial domination of nations
and peoples deemed “non-white” and was use to establish a classification of peoples.
 Some of the greatest atrocities in human history have been associate with notions of racial superiority.
There is no legitimate scientific basis for racial classification.
Genetic science now tells us that physical characteristics and genetic profiles correlate more strongly between “races” than among them.
 It is now recognize that notions of race are primarily centred on social processes
that seek to construct differences among groups with the effect of marginalizing some in society.
Racialization extends to people in general but also to specific traits and attributes,
which are connect in some way to racialized people and are deem to be “abnormal” and of less worth.
Individuals may have prejudices related to various racialized characteristics.