A practical handbook for people who want to be safe and do something. Racial profiling does happen. And while cases where victims find themselves looking down the barrel of a policeman's gun make the six o'clock news, dozens of less extreme, yet troubling, examples occur every day. Cabs that whiz by only to be seen stopping for "safer"--Looking people just up the block; being asked for multiple pieces of identification when making purchases with credit cards; being followed around a department store by salespeople and security while never being asked if they need any assistance; being detained for hours and extensively searched in an airport or train station--Driving While Black clearly defines the system officially known as CARD (class, age, race, dress) and offers advice about how to handle potentially life-threatening situations with the police, as well as recourse for readers who suspect their civil rights have been denied due to racial profiling. A book written to save lives, Driving While Black is not just for people of color, but for anyone who likes to wear a baseball cap, baggy jeans, sneakers, and a tee shirt and finds they are often treated like a "suspect." From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Includes bibliographical references.
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1. Understanding racial profiling 2. Driving while Black : the New Jersey turnpike 3. National acknowledgment that racial profiling exists 4. Your legal rights during a traffic stop 5. When profiling works : a different point of view 6. Riding the train while Black : the Amy Bowllan story 7. Shopping in a group while Black : a coach's story 8. Shopping alone while Black : the silent treatment 9. Looking for Air Jordan 10. Flying while Black : walking through customs 11. Living while Black : what to do when you're stopped 12. Anonymous poetry and government legislation 13. The American Civil Liberties Union Report 14. The U.S. Department of Justice addresses police misconduct 15. Know your Bill of Rights 16. Proactive steps 17. The problem with hailing a taxi 18. In the news 19. A walk in the park : a sense of humor.
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. (http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212)