Racial profiling is very present in any U.S. citizen’s life; no matter race or gender. Stop-and-frisk is especially dense in racism. This unconstitutional method allows police officers to stop and search suspectful looking men and women without any valid evidence. Obviously, racial profiling will come up during this process. In fact, the NYPD made 680,000 stops: 87% were black or Latino, while only 13% were white (Stringer, Scott). Out of these 680,000 stopped, 99.9% had no clear signs of drugs or any weapon on them.
However, most can say that stop-and-Frisk is much more similar to the time period of the Civil Rights Movement due to the racially inclined violence during that time. In fact, in the case of Terry vs. Ohio in 1968, there was a very popular federal case between the police and a black man. This man was purposefully mistreated and almost beat to death and then Lester lost the case in court (FindLaw). This is very similar to the racial profiling in stop-and-Frisk due to the prejudiced reason for attack.
Overall, stop-and-frisk is much more alike than different to the Civil Rights era and Reconstruction after the Civil War. It is time for this country to get over issues of the 1960s, citizens must unite as one. The federal government and police forces should not be the ones enforcing violence. This is the time for racism to die, once and for all.