Saturday, October 21, 2006

Profiling

The Montana Department of Transportation just got a $644,000 federal grant to deter racial profiling. Just asking: Is racial profiling really a $644,000 question in Montana?

5 comments:

DMerriman said...

I have long maintained that as long as race is an issue (that is, _anybody_ being asked theirs, or getting preferential treatment because of it), race will be an *issue*.

Sarpy Sam said...

You obviously haven't lived on or near an Indian Reservation in Montana. If you had you would know that it is an issue that cuts both ways.

DMerriman said...

I grew up in Albuquerque, where I was a relative minority among Hispanics and the various Indian tribes in the area. Also, my travels in the military frequently left me as the only Caucasian in sight (if not considerably farther) - so I've been on the receiving end of prejudices and stereotypes, and had to face my own preconceptions of others.
Once I (and the others) got past viewing each other with whatever Labels, it was a _whole_ lot easier to understand each other, and get along.

Sarpy Sam said...

That's my point d about it cutting both ways. I learned some of the same lessons when I was in the Navy and it opened my eyes up to things I never noticed before when it comes to race. I think it made me a better person and more open to understanding both sides of the situation.

Anonymous said...

I suppose this is to mean that white people will get jobs with the road construction companys while they are working on the reservations??!!