In order to end racial profiling and Driving While Black or Brown, we first have to get rid of it’s creator, The Drug War. Local and federal jurisdictions love The Drug War. Why? It keeps their coffers flush with cash. It allows no-knock raids on anyone at anytime. The 4th and 5th amendments become irrelevant in the name of The Drug War. “Racial” classification, which has existed far longer than “racial” profiling, isn’t going to solve this problem. “Racial” classifications aren’t going to get you a taxi or stop a fascist cop from violating your rights either.
You cannot commit “racism” without first being brainwashed into believing in “race.” Belief comes first, then the action. All that classification does is continue to reinforce that hideous belief system. By telling people that there are different “races” and that we must classify ourselves by these “races,” and then telling people not to assign behaviours based on that classification is really hard to justify. You first say “we” are different from “them.” Then you say “don’t treat us differently.”
Demanding that “racial” differences be acknowledged when the biological evidence says otherwise is an invitation to trouble, despite being void of logic. Using government to force “racial” classifications on others is a form of fascist collectivism. These “racial” classifications serve one purpose only – to classify (read: divide) people into groups, by decree of government. Then when these government created groups compete against each other causing “racial” tensions in a battle for taxpayer monies, we sit around naively asking why. Hmmm. Racism” exists as a natural by-product of “race.” Continued use of the government to enforce “racial” classification schemes is not going to end “racism.” Ending “racial” classification will not end “racism” overnight, but it is a necessary first step in a process that will take decades. What we are doing now is the equivalent of putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound. We keep bleeding, but we don’t know why.