Is there a better term?

Bethany K. Dumas dumasb at UTKUX.UTCC.UTK.EDU
Wed Jun 5 11:37:27 UTC 2002

On Wed, 5 Jun 2002, Bob Felton wrote:

>'Racial Profiling' has always been an inaccurate - and in my estimation,
deliberately dishonest - expression.  It is not races that are profiled,
but crimes.

I don't know about <deliberate>, but I know that is some cases it is
neither races nor crimes that are profiled. Rather, it is
possible/probable characteristics of criminals. The term "linguistic
profiling" is sometimes accurate for the kind of profiling that can be


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