English Discussion on
 Racial Profiling


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STUDENT A's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student B.)

(1) What images spring to mind when you hear the term ‘racial profiling’?
(2) What exactly is racial profiling?
(3) Is racial profiling OK if it leads to a reduction in terrorist attacks?
(4) In what ways are motorcycles better than cars?
(5) Do you agree with racial profiling in regards to airport security?
(6) Is racial profiling simply a form of government-sponsored racism?
(7) Does racial profiling lead to the harmful stereotyping of different races as criminals and/or terrorists?
(8) Do you think racial profiling will alienate those profiled and thus lead to greater social problems?
(9) What is an alternative to racial profiling?
(10) How would you feel if you were suspected of wrongdoing because of your colour or race?

STUDENT B's QUESTIONS (Do not show these to Student A.)

(1) Does your government take part in racial profiling?
(2) Is racial profiling a good or a bad thing?
(3) What are governments’ arguments for carrying out racial profiling?
(4) Which races are targeted most under racial profiling? Is this fair?
(5) Do you think any government targets white people under racial profiling?
(6) Is it racial profiling or religion profiling? Which would be worse?
(7) Are you guilty of subconsciously (or otherwise) racial profiling?
(8) Is racial profiling the same as the law of probability?
(9) What do you know about the history of racial profiling?
(10) How do you think airport staff are trained in racial profiling?



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