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Racial profiling on campus

| Thursday, September 11, 2014

At the excellent forum on recent events in Ferguson, Mo., hosted by Professors Jason Ruiz and Dianne Pinderhughes as well as Ruiz’s class, “Mixed Race America,” a senior brought up the persistent issue of racial profiling by ND police on campus. This racial profiling leads to black students, especially black men, being stopped repeatedly as they go about their daily activities on our campus. I would like to know what is being done to stop this unfair treatment. What is NDSP doing to ensure that all members of our community are being treated fairly and not hassled? Because it is a hassle and an affront that our students are being stopped and questioned on a regular basis when others are not. The question may seem to pale beside the gross violations of civil and human rights in Ferguson, but it matters.

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