Racial profiling to be topic of last 'Civil Discussion'

HAYS, KS -- Racial profiling is the topic of a discussion from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Hays Public Library.

"Racial Profiling -- Acceptable Law Enforcement Practice or Simple Racial Injustice?" will be the last installment of this academic year's "Civil Discussions of Controversial Issues," a public colloquium series sponsored by Fort Hays State University's Department of Philosophy.

This colloquium on racial profiling will begin with a short film titled "Driving While Black." Dr. Robert Scott and Dr. Stephen Tramel will follow with comments about the general issues involved.

Scott, an assistant professor of justice studies, is director of the Justice Studies Program and assistant to the provost for institutional effectiveness and assessment. Tramel, professor of philosophy, is also interim chair of the Department of Philosophy.

After remarks by Scott and Tramel, the session will then go into open discussion in which everyone present is encouraged to participate.

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