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Response to: Diversity or Discrimination – Civil Rights Badge Fisher v. University of Texas

January 23rd, 2013

“If we cannot now end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity,” spoken by John F. Kennedy at the American University Commencement Address in 1963 conceived of the ideology at this time period they may not diminish the differences, but we must advance forward to adjust the future. Today racial consideration should not depend on context of the situation, but rather justice is brought to each individual. Racial profiling, whether it is along the Southern border, in airports, or acceptance into a college should not determine the outcome, because racial profiling is a contribution to racism in the United States of America. Understanding the excuses for racial profiling reveals how degrading, disregarding, and wounding it can be to a minority. The United States of America is the “melting pot” of the world with a diversity of race, religion, creed, gender, and sexual orientation, and to racial profiling citizens of the United States of America creates barriers. However, if there is a social justice argument for treating racial profiling situations differently, we must see equality repetitively in every similar situation. A judge must consider subjective concepts of fairness and justice within every case, and treat similar cases with identical decisions. An example would be racial profiling at an airport; airports would have to profile everyone rather than selecting an individual based on their race or clothing. A judge would also need to see racism did not participate in the profiling, and each individual receives justice if racism was involved in the profiling. In today’s society we are slowly becoming colorblind, and in the future I aspire it holds not only to colorblindness, but less hatred and more peace.