RAP SESSIONS: ACLU Lawyer Condemns Arizona Law & Racial Profiling

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Bakari Kitwana speaks with Chandra Bhatnagar about the legal ramifications of racial profiling as it relates to recent legislation targeting illegal immigrants. Bhatnagar reflects on the recent lawsuit filed by the ACLU against Arizona and questions how constitutional and international law experts might respond to recent legislation in Massachusetts that would create a hotline for anonymously reporting on suspected illegal immigrants.

Chandra Bhatnagar is staff attorney with the American Civil Liberty Union’s Human Rights Program. He’s also the principle author of “The Persistence of Racial and Ethnic Profiling in the United States,” a report recently submitted to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Bakari Kitwana is CEO of Rap Sessions, Editor at Large of Newsone.com and author of the forthcoming Hip-Hop Activism in the Obama Era. (Third World Press, 2010)

READ Chandra Bhatnagar’s CNN blog on Arizona immigration law, SB1070 here.

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