VCU police reported an armed robbery off campus early this morning on the 400 block of N. Hancock Street. A single victim was robbed by two males at approximately 3:09 a.m., according to police.
But if profiling is not used appropriately then we have bastardizations of it, like racial profiling, which leads to stereotyping a race.
Kevin Harris said it was a joke between himself and Aashir Nasim, Ph.D., to “check on each other” after VCU crime alerts were sent out with a suspect description of an African American male. By the fourth or fifth time, however, there was less humor in the sole descriptors “black, bald and bearded.”
Students and staff called for action against potential racial profiling during a panel discussion hosted by the Black Education Student Association on Monday, Oct. 28. VCU Police chief John Venuti and others presented topics and answered questions by students about the potential for racial profiling around campus.