“Racial Profiling: If I Had a Hammer…”

11/3/2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm CDT

When we hear the term “Racial Profiling” we think of a gun-toting racist police officer who is out to destroy the lives of brown and black men. The fact of the matter is that racial profiling is a basic human primordial thing that we all do. It is also good police work; however it is problematic when it becomes the only tool we use to fight crime. We will examine why we create stereo-types, bias and how they serve us as well as what to do when they are no longer helping us achieve our goals or our goals have changed.


·        Identify and discuss participants' class status

·        Understand our socialization in this socio-economic culture

·        Learn definitions and guiding assumptions about affirmative action and equity. Increase awareness and understanding of individual, institutional and societal, cultural manifestations of classism

·        Understand conscious and unconscious effects of inequities

·        Explore the concepts  of white privilege, collusion, internalized oppression, and empowerment as they pertain to economic status

·        Understand the simple rules to protect our organization from being sued 


Topics: Racism, diversity, internalized oppression, dominant group, target group, cycle of oppression


Free and open to all!



Andre Koen
Free! Plus lunch will be provided for students who pre-register.
To Register: 
Adler Graduate School, 1550 E. 78th St., Richfield, MN 55423