Contemporary America – Present) (2000 Meeting 12

Matakuliah : G0862/American Culture and Society
: 2007
Contemporary America
(2000 – Present)
Meeting 12
• Racial Profiling and Harassment in the US
• The American family: Values and tradition
• Philanthropy and innovation in American
• The 9/11 : An Assault against a nation
Racial Profiling
Racial Profiling is any police or private security practice
in which a person is treated as a suspect because of his
or her race, ethnicity, nationality or religion. This occurs
when police investigate, stop, frisk, search or use force
against a person based on such characteristics instead
of evidence of a person's criminal behavior.
It often involves the stopping and searching of people of
color for traffic violations, known as "DWB" or "driving
while black or brown." Although normally associated with
African Americans and Latinos, racial profiling and
"DWB" have also become shorthand phrases for police
stops of Asians, Native Americans, and, increasingly
after 9/11, Arabs, Muslims and South Asians.
Sexual Harassment
The act of systematic and/or continued unwanted and annoying actions of
one party or a group, including threats and demands. The purposes may
vary, including racial prejudice, personal malice, an attempt to force
someone to quit a job or grant sexual favors, apply illegal pressure to collect
a bill, or merely gain sadistic pleasure from making someone fearful or
Such activities may be the basis for a lawsuit if due to discrimination based
on race or sex, a violation on the statutory limitations on collection agencies,
involve revenge by an ex-spouse, or be shown to be a form of blackmail ("I'll
stop bothering you, if you'll go to bed with me"). The victim may file a
petition for a "stay away" (restraining) order, intended to prevent contact by
the offensive party.
A systematic pattern of harassment by an employee against another worker
may subject the employer to a lawsuit for failure to protect the worker
Andrew Carnegie
John D. Rockefeller
J. William Fulbright
Henry Ford
Philanthropy and Innovation
Steve Jobs