ERIC Number: ED476894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003
Know Your Rights on Campus: A Guide on Racial Profiling, and Hate Crime for International Students in the United States.
Harvard Civil Rights Project, Cambridge, MA.
This guide to the rights of international students explains racial profiling and hate crimes. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many immigrants and international students have experienced heightened scrutiny and outright discrimination. Racial profiling refers to the reliance by law enforcement officers on a person's ethnicity, national origin, or race rather than behavior to identify him or her as having been engaged in illegal activity. A hate crime is any criminal act against a person or property in which the perpetrator chooses the victim based on his or her actual or perceived race, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. Noncriminal, but harmful, behaviors may be classified as hate incidents. There is federal protection against racial profiling and hate crimes, and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also protects college students against discrimination. The guide explains what a student should do if he or she has been the victim of racial profiling or a hate crime. It provides contact information for government agencies and organizations that can help, and it emphasizes that the student need not be a citizen to report a crime. (SLD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, College Students, Foreign Students, Hate Crime, Higher Education, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Student Rights
For full text: http://www.civilrightsproject.harvard.edu/resources/KnowYourRightsComplete.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harvard Civil Rights Project, Cambridge, MA.