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Earlier this summer, the whole nation was talking after the arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates. There was a big discussion of “race in America”, then the “beer summit” – okay, so now what? The Gates scandal prompted an outpouring of sentiments on both sides of the racial profiling issue - those with horror stories of their own, and those that say it's blown out of proportion.
Even in Connecticut, where there is a law that requires police to record the race of motorists in traffic stops, most police departments aren't complying. The African American Affairs Commission is tasked with analyzing the data to determine if racial profiling does exist in the state - but they don't have the funds or resources, especially in the current budget crisis.
Coming up, we'll explore the issue of racial profiling in the state and beyond.