4. What is the impasse?

What is the impasse with profiling? It seems that we are stuck, this section aims to demystify why, how and where we seem to be stuck when it comes to resolving the societal, psychological and real issue that profiling is.

Profiling is an on-going issue, seemingly without resolution. This deadlock seems to occur for a variety of reasons. Some people do not want to acknowledge profiling, or talk about it. And when there is a willingness to talk, some deny its very existence, while others do not know how to begin talking about profiling. Even when people do know how to talk about profiling, it nevertheless remains a tremendously difficult task. Sometimes profiling and discrimination are at the intersection of conflicting values and priorities.

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Watch Will Prosper talking about the impasse around profiling in Canada.