Definition of racial profiling noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


racial profiling

BrE BrE//ˌreɪʃl ˈprəʊfaɪlɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌreɪʃl ˈproʊfaɪlɪŋ//
[uncountable] (North American English)
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the fact of police officers, etc. suspecting that somebody has committed a crime based on the colour of their skin or their race rather than on any evidence He claims he was a victim of racial profiling.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: racial profiling