Lim: Racial Profiling Similar to Affirmative Action

Writing for The Faster Times, Elvin Lim, assistant professor of government, says that being for for affirmative action but against racial profiling, or vice-versa, creates a logical dilemma, as the same essential arguments are used to justify both.

“One can either be for race-based profiling and affirmative action, or against both. What is problematic is if one is for one but not the other,” Lim writes.”The problem is harder to resolve for the conservative who is anti-affirmative action but for racial profiling than it is for the liberal who is pro-affirmative action and anti-racial profiling.”