Race will be left out of description at the University of Minnesota when reporting a crime. Fox News ponders how can police racially profile without the perpetrator's race?

March 1, 2015

The University of Minnesota, in order to minimize racial profiling, will no longer include race as the primary identifier of a perpetrator.

University of Minnesota po­lice will stop send­ing out what they consider vague de­scrip­tions of sus­pects in cam­pus crime alerts af­ter crit­i­cism that auth­ori­ties some­times re­lease ra­cial de­scrip­tions and little oth­er con­crete in­for­ma­tion.

From now on, the cam­pus­wide bul­le­tins trig­gered by se­ri­ous crimes such as rob­ber­y and ag­gra­vat­ed as­sault will only in­clude the sus­pect’s de­scrip­tion “when there is suf­fi­cient de­tail that would help i­den­ti­fy a spe­cif­ic in­di­vid­u­al or group,” U Vice Pres­i­dent Pam­e­la Wheelock said Wednes­day in an e-mail to stu­dents, fac­ul­ty and staff.

The an­nounce­ment came af­ter a se­ries of stu­dent-led pro­tests on the is­sue and marks a sig­nifi­cant step for a u­ni­ver­si­ty deal­ing with ten­sion over the ra­cial cli­mate on cam­pus, an is­sue that has re­ver­ber­ated at col­leges and uni­ver­si­ties across the coun­try in re­cent months.

Of course the network who has a rich history of vituperative racial-stereotyping isn't too pleased that their perceived lack of descriptive power can be applied. The side of reason today was David Schwartz, while the outraged proponent of racial profiling was Jonna Spilbor. Schwartz defended the new measure saying,

"What happens is, if a call comes out for a Black male, a White woman, an Asian female that's not really helping police find the perpetrator of a crime, you need other identifying features."

He explained that first another identifier can be named such as the color shoes, a tattoo, THEN you may add the race of the perp. So honestly, the race can be included in the description, it just cannot be the ONLY characteristic named.

Jonna Spilbor and Clayton Morris, the host, were just baffled beyond words. Spilbor said,

"The one immutable quality that any of us has is our race. How can you say, be on the lookout for a HUMAN that has committed a crime?"

Schwartz interjected and said you can still add race as long as their are other features listed first, so black males (primarily) are not racially profiled as much as they normally are. Morris asked the two attorneys if this is going to handicap authorities. As Schwartz mentioned, along with the statement issued by the university, race will not be omitted entirely. It just won't be the first characteristic mentioned. Spilbor was still outraged. "You can't take out race just because you're trying to be politically correct."
They showed these two graphics.


When Schwartz repeated, Black male twice, Spilbor did not see how that could be discriminatory. She asked who would be offended by this? Would it be the criminals? Schwartz tried to emphasize that when you identify with an entire class of people, you need to have another identifier because just mentioning the race creates another problem of over-generalization which puts more innocent people at risk. In other words, racial profiling has had dire consequences.

Schwartz does a good job explaining how cross-racial identification is a big problem in our society, but of course, the racist-in-denial was not having any of that. The ONLY thing that matters is RACE. Trying to get her to think anything to the contrary is as likely as O'Reilly admitting he lied, and apologizing for his misconduct.

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