5. What are some ways forward?

The phenomenon of profiling is complex and varied. It definitely poses intractable challenges and seeming dead ends. In spite of the impasse, communities and the police themselves strive for solutions of varying kinds.

Over the years, people and communities have proposed and put into action various solutions to counter racial and social profiling. Though these solutions take a variety of approaches, they all consider people as central to the solution. While no single solution or approach can be seen as comprehensive or conclusive, they each hold part of the key to the issue, and are sometimes overlapping in nature. Three such approaches are presented here.

  • Solutions to inform and educate
  • Solutions to build trust and communication
  • Solutions to create processes and systems

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Watch Will Prosper talk about some possible solutions.