Racial Profiling and Background Injustice

  title={Racial Profiling and Background Injustice},
  author={Paul Bou-Habib},
  journal={The Journal of Ethics},
Racial profiling appears to be morally more troubling when the racial group that is the object of the profile suffers from background injustice. This article examines two accounts of this intuition. The responsibility-based account maintains that racial profiling is morally more problematic if the higher offender rate within the profiled group is the result of social injustices for which other groups in society are responsible. The expressive harm basedaccount maintains that racial profiling is… 
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