|government activity directed at a suspect or group of suspects based solely on race|
|Main Entry:||racial profiling|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||the consideration of race when developing a profile of suspected criminals; by extension, a form of racism involving police focus on people of certain racial groups when seeking suspected criminals|
profile pro·file (prō'fīl')
A side view of an object or a structure, especially of the human head.
A formal summary or analysis of data, often in the form of a graph or table, representing distinctive features or characteristics.