“Congresswoman Chu testifying at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights entitled “Ending Racial Profiling in America.””
US House Representative Judy Chu testified yesterday on the racial profiling of Muslims, Sikhs, and South Asians in support of the End Racial Profiling Act (mentioned previously on this blog). Her full remarks are available on her website, in which she states:
“I am here today to speak up against racial profiling wherever and whenever it occurs. Law enforcement has a duty to protect the rights of all Americans and I urge all Member of Congress to support the End Racial Profiling Act. We must protect the ideals of justice and equal protection under the law so that our country is one where no one is made to feel unsafe, unequal, or un-American because of their faith or ethnicity.”
Racial profiling is as much an issue about what it means to be “American” in an actionable way as it is about the treatment of visible minorities.
(nod to the Sikh Coalition for the video)